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Word: psychosomatic

Definition: of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)


Sentences Containing 'psychosomatic'

An individual with this trait (termed a fantasizer) may have difficulty differentiating between fantasy and reality and may experience hallucinations, as well as self-suggested psychosomatic symptoms.
In this first book, Abadie-Rosier reminds that the omnipresence of personal development, the banalization of psychoanalysis and other psychotherapies, the recrudescence of psychosomatic illnesses (stress, ulcer, asthma, etc.) set psychical processes as the centre of clinical practice—and even of everyday life.
On the other hand, psychiatrists often view fibromyalgia as being a type of affective disorder whereas specialists in psychosomatic medicine tend to view fibromyalgia as being somatoform disorder.
Someone who accepts—as I myself do, taking it on trust—the present-day scientific account of the Universe may find it impossible to believe that a living creature, once dead, can come to life again; but, if he did entertain this belief, he would be thinking more 'scientifically' if he thought in the Christian terms of a psychosomatic resurrection than if he thought in the shamanistic terms of a disembodied spirit.

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