- having origin in the mind or in a mental condition or process: a psychogenic disorder.
Origin of psychogenic
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The detailed recital usually furnishes many valuable clues which make the psychogenic origin of the symptoms clear to the patient.
Viewed from the newly-gained standpoint, there resulted, first of all, a totally new theory of psychogenic disturbances.
Since there was no organic cause for the disturbance, the case was clearly to be regarded as hysterical, that is, psychogenic.
- psychol (esp of disorders or symptoms) of mental, rather than organic, origin
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Word Origin and History for psychogenic
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