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adjective Psychology.
  1. having origin in the mind or in a mental condition or process: a psychogenic disorder.
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Origin of psychogenic

First recorded in 1900–05; psycho- + -genic
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Historical Examples

  • The detailed recital usually furnishes many valuable clues which make the psychogenic origin of the symptoms clear to the patient.

    Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    C. G. Jung

  • Since there was no organic cause for the disturbance, the case was clearly to be regarded as hysterical, that is, psychogenic.

  • Viewed from the newly-gained standpoint, there resulted, first of all, a totally new theory of psychogenic disturbances.

British Dictionary definitions for psychogenic


  1. psychol (esp of disorders or symptoms) of mental, rather than organic, origin
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Derived Formspsychogenically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for psychogenic


1884, from psycho- + -genic.

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