psychosomatic disease

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1812
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A definition of the term "psychosomatic disease" is presented. It is an outdated term for a somatoform disorder. It is a physical illness caused or exacerbated by psychological factors. Neurodermatitis, mass psychogenic illness, and some forms of noncardiac chest pain are some of the conditions in the general category of psychosomatic disorders.


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