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somatization

Line breaks: soma|tiza|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌsəʊmətʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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(also somatisation)

Definition of somatization in English:

noun

[mass noun] Psychiatry
The manifestation of psychological distress by the presentation of bodily symptoms: [as modifier]: somatization disorder
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

somatize

1
verb
Example sentences
  • Like the majority of developing countries, many mental patients in Arab countries tend to somatize their psychological symptoms.
  • The disclosure intervention had no effect on use of medical services, subjective health, or sick leave in somatising patients in general practice.
  • Given the tendency among Chinese to somatize psychological symptoms, two indicators of mental health were employed in the study.

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