Definition of somatization in English:


Syllabification: so·mat·i·za·tion
Pronunciation: /səˌmatəˈzāSHən, ˈsōmə-


  • The production of recurrent and multiple medical symptoms with no discernible organic cause.
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    • A few patients are seriously disabled through a long history of many unexplained symptoms, defined as somatisation disorder.
    • It's one of a number of different somatoform disorders, the most serious of which is somatization disorder, a condition that is roughly 10 times more common in women than in men.
    • The psychiatric disorders associated with somatization, specifically anxiety and depression, respond well to pharmacologic treatment.

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