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so·ma·ti·za·tion

 (sō′mə-tĭ-zā′shən)
n.
The presentation of physical symptoms that cannot be fully explained by the presence of a medical condition, often associated with stress, anxiety, or other psychological factors.
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Translations
Somatisierung
신체화
somatização

so·ma·ti·za·tion

n. somatización. proceso de conversión de experiencias mentales en manifestaciones corporales.
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somatization

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19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and the correlation is partially mediated by somatization, anxiety, and undermined sleep, according to a study published online Aug.
Among specific topics are health disparities in pain management, somatization disorders, abdominal pain, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and the role of naloxone in pain management.
This instrument consists of 53 items, assessing 9 primary symptom dimensions: somatization (a = .77, with the sample of this study), obsessive-compulsive (a = .87), interpersonal sensitivity (a = .74), depression (a = .91), anxiety (a = .81), hostility (a = .70), phobic anxiety (a = .79), paranoid ideation (a = .86), and psychoticism (a = .71); and 3 global indexes of distress: global severity index (GSI), positive symptom distress index (PSDI), and positive symptom total (PST).
Common mental disorders (CMDs) are a subgroup of MDs normally treated by primary health care services encompassing both emotional suffering and depressive-anxiety disorders and somatization. The literature shows that CMDs are prevalent conditions among primary healthcare service users (10-12).
A direct correlation and statistical significance was found, with medium effect size between the dimensions of somatization and the stressors (r(152)=0.58; p0.30) (Table-1).
Somatization, presence of physical symptoms that lack a demonstrable organic basis, represents one of the major problems of today's health care systems and it also leads to significant disruptions in daily functioning of individuals suffering from it [1].
As shown in Figure 2, anxiety disorder had the highest frequency of clinical syndromes (46%) among the participants in this study, somatization was 25.5% and dysthymia had the lowest frequency (11%).
Boyer also provides key arguments against abstinence-only education, including its low efficacy, somatization of sexual health and failure to meet the physical and mental needs of young people.
Kose et al31 showed positive and statistically significant correlation with Whiteley index (WI-7), somatosensory amplification scale (SSAS) and the somatization sub-scale of symptom checklist (SCL-90-R).
Heightened somatic awareness, also known as somatization, is associated with depression (13), which makes it logical to explore these psychological factors concurrently.
Somatization is the experience of psychological distress in the form of bodily symptoms.