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somatization

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noun so·ma·ti·za·tion \ˌsō-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of somatization

  1. :  conversion of a mental state (as depression or anxiety) into physical symptoms; also :  the existence of physical bodily complaints in the absence of a known medical condition



1925

First Known Use of somatization

1925


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somatization

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noun so·ma·ti·za·tion \ˌsō-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən\

Medical Definition of somatization

  1. :  conversion of a mental state (as depression or anxiety) into physical symptoms; also :  the existence of physical bodily complaints in the absence of a known medical condition



Variants of somatization

or chiefly British

somatisation

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