somatization

noun
so·​ma·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌsō-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce somatization (audio) \

Definition of somatization

: conversion of a mental state (such 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of somatization was in 1925

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“Somatization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatization. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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somatization

noun
so·​ma·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌsō-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce somatization (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British somatisation \ -​mə-​ˌtī-​ˈ How to pronounce somatization (audio) \

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

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