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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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Since nipple erection can be induced both tactilely and psychogenically (Ruvalcaba, 1987), and because the autonomic nervous system (ANS) mediates nipple erection, it is possible that nipple erection is a reflexive response to other, nonsexual events that activate the ANS, such as strongly emotional situations (e.g., anxiety, fear).
Furthermore, they found evidence for a psychogenically mediated genital response in women that is based in the sympathetic nervous system.
Just as the divine voice that takes hold of the Cumean Oracle physically transforms her, so Corinne changes psychogenically when the genius speaks through her.