psychosomatic disorder


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychosomatic disorder - a mental disorder that causes somatic symptoms
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Further, according to a PAMH survey of mental health between the 2007 and 2009, every second house in Karachi had one or more persons taking tranquillisers; every fourth house had a psychosomatic/psychiatric problem and masked depressive disorder; every tenth house had a patient needing psychiatric care for depression, psychosis, psychosomatic disorder, obsession, intellectual disability, epilepsy or drug dependence.
Psychosomatic disorder. A multidisciplinary approach to the adolescent patient: evaluating its benefits and recognizing its limitations," Transfusion and Apheresis Science, vol.
According to Bruch (1962; quoted by Ghofranipour1385) the main problem of anorexia nervosa is not to slim but the psychosomatic disorder is relevant to it.
It's named after a psychosomatic disorder that can causes palpitations, confusion and hallucination when the sufferer is exposed to art - and this week Stendhal organisers knew exactly how all that felt.
We have many clients that suffer from psychosomatic disorder
But what is a psychosomatic disorder? According to the entry of a medical dictionary, a psychosomatic disorder is "a bodily ailment or symptom, caused by mental or emotional disturbance, in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress.
However, it is quite possible that a patient you suspect is feigning an illness or symptom or has a psychosomatic disorder might have an unconscious conflict that feeds the symptoms.
Patterns of psychosomatic disorder change in history.
The classic notion of the psychosomatic disorder, proceeding from the early work of Dunbar (1943) and Alexander (1950), was predicted on the idea that strong emotions in themselves, whether consciously recognized or not, would over time produce pathologic anatomical and physiological changes in certain organ system.
Increase dietary fiber, watch your diet, reduce stress, and use antispasmodics: Those were the mainstays of treatment at the time, IBS was dismissed as a psychosomatic disorder.