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somatization

[‚sō·məd·ə′zā·shən]
(psychology)
A type of neurosis manifested in neurasthenias, hypochondriacal symptoms, and conversion hysterias.
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The Children's Somatization Inventory (CSI) (23) self-report instrument evaluates the occurrence of somatisation symptoms in children and adolescents.
Conclusion: Negative life events were directly related to depression and anxiety feelings and were associated with somatisation and distress.
The results showed that both vaccines induced antibodies to somatisation and significantly reduced body weight, without affecting normal levels of the growth hormone IGF1, or insulin levels," said Keith Haffer from Braasch Biotech LLC, South Dakota in the United States "Although further studies are necessary to discover the long term implications of these vaccines, treatment of human obesity with vaccination would provide physicians with a drug: and surgical: free option against the weight epidemic," Haffer explained.
The disorders that were diagnosed included, GAD, Panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, depressive episode, dysthymia and somatisation disorder10.
Somatisation needs careful exploration rather than more analgesia.
Historically in psychoanalytic theory, symptoms of these kinds have fallen into two broad categories: conversion and somatisation.
Questionnaire: The questionnaire was composed of 11 close-ended questions, based on previously published literature (Lawoko and Soares 2002; Tak and McCubbin 2002; Kobya 1997), designed to determine factors affecting the parents' level of somatisation, anxiety and depression and also to gather demographic information about the child with CHD.
Multisomatoform disorder (MSD) is characterised by [greater than or equal to] 3 medically inexplicable, troublesome physical symptoms, together with a [greater than or equal to] 2-year history of somatisation.
This phenomenon is called somatisation (from the Greek word "soma", meaning body).
He elaborates this by references to an example of his own somatisation, and to Anzieu's theory of a skin ego.
Objective: To determine the prevalence of Low Back Pain in primary care setting population and to examine its association with symptoms of depression and somatisation.