- psychosexual development,
- psychosexual dysfunction,
- psychosomatic disorder,
- psychosomatic medicine,
Origin of psychosomatic
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.
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.
A descriptive term for the relationship between the mind and body.