Definition of somatization in English:

somatization

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

noun

Psychiatry
The production of recurrent and multiple medical symptoms with no discernible organic cause.
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.

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