somatization disorder

noun

: somatic symptom disorder
According to Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist at Harvard Medical School, 8-12% of women (and a few men) with chronic pain also suffer from a somatization disorder. Recurrent physical complaints lead to repeated visits to health professionals but are apparently unrelated to any bodily ailment. The Harvard Medical School Health Letter

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“Somatization disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatization%20disorder. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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