of or relating to a physical disorder that is caused by or notably influenced by emotional factors.
pertaining to or involving both the mind and the body.
- psy·cho·so·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use psychosomatic in a sentence
When you try to raise psychosomatic conditions, however carefully you do it, it’s not welcomed.
Then they gave many diagnoses that are psychosomatic but use euphemisms to hide that fact.
She’s on a mission to debunk our misconceptions about psychosomatic illnesses.
O’Sullivan says psychosomatic illnesses are far more common than we realize, but few people admit to having them.
Psychological illness, psychosomatic and functional symptoms are the least respected of medical problems.Why These Children Fell into Endless Sleep - Issue 107: The Edge | Suzanne O’Sullivan | September 22, 2021 | Nautilus
The historical Woodrow Wilson suffered from numerous complaints which we might today label as psychosomatic.The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates | Jane Ciabattari | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Likewise, psychosomatic controls that can handle any ordinary wound we might permit them to inflict.Cubs of the Wolf | Raymond F. Jones
These problems not only include strictly psychological troubles but many psychosomatic symptoms as well.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis | Melvin Powers
psychosomatic disorders, hypochondria: Physical disorders caused by emotional problems are psychosomatic.When You Don't Know Where to Turn | Steven J. Bartlett
psychosomatic medicine focuses on the second of these; our focus here is on the first: physical origins of emotional disturbance.When You Don't Know Where to Turn | Steven J. Bartlett
Too tired, nerves worn too thin, psychosomatic control slipping.The Chapter Ends | Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for psychosomatic
of or relating to disorders, such as stomach ulcers, thought to be caused or aggravated by psychological factors such as stress
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Cultural definitions for psychosomatic
A descriptive term for the relationship between the mind and body.
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