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Originating in the mind or in mental or emotional processes; having a psychological rather than a physiological origin. Used of certain disorders.

psy′cho·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Psychology) psychol (esp of disorders or symptoms) of mental, rather than organic, origin
ˌpsychoˈgenically adv
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(ˌsaɪ kəˈdʒɛn ɪk)

having origin in the mind or in a mental condition or process: a psychogenic disorder.
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Adj.1.psychogenic - of or relating to the psychological cause of a disorder
2.psychogenic - mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin; "a psychogenic disorder"
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
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adj disease, complaintpsychogen, seelisch bedingt
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adj psicógeno, psicogénico
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