somatization


so·ma·ti·za·tion

noun \ˌsō-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of SOMATIZATION

:  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

First Known Use of SOMATIZATION

1925

so·ma·ti·za·tion

noun \ˌsō-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMATIZATION

: 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

so·ma·ti·za·tion or chiefly British so·ma·ti·sa·tion \-mə-ˌtī-ˈ\

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