Examples from the Web for psychosomatic
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|DAILY BEAST
Likewise, psychosomatic controls that can handle any ordinary wound we might permit them to inflict.Cubs of the Wolf|Raymond F. Jones
Psychosomatic disorders, hypochondria: Physical disorders caused by emotional problems are psychosomatic.
Too tired, nerves worn too thin, psychosomatic control slipping.The Chapter Ends|Poul William Anderson
Psychosomatic medicine focuses on the second of these; our focus here is on the first: physical origins of emotional disturbance.
British Dictionary definitions for psychosomatic
Word Origin and History for psychosomatic
1847, "pertaining to the relation between mind and body," from Greek psykhe- "mind" (see psyche) + somatikos, from soma (genitive somatos) "body" (see somato-). Applied from 1938 to physical disorders with psychological causes. Etymologically it could as easily apply to emotional disorders with physical causes, but it is rarely used as such.
Medicine definitions for psychosomatic
Culture definitions for psychosomatic
A descriptive term for the relationship between the mind and body.