psychosomatic

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psychosomatic

of or relating to disorders, such as stomach ulcers, thought to be caused or aggravated by psychological factors such as stress

psychosomatic

[¦sī·kō·sə′mad·ik]
(medicine)
Of or pertaining to the interrelationship between mental processes and somatic functions.
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Right up to the middle of the 20th century, people considered nostalgia (literally, homesickness: nostos = return to home or native land and algia = pain or sickness) to be a serious, medically diagnosable psychosomatic disease, with the potential to cause death in those afflicted.
For the same reason, a virus species cannot cause a disease, since abstractions do not cause diseases (with the exception of psychosomatic disease).
the unused stress products break down the body and psychosomatic disease may result.
The first theorie sustains that the psychosomatic disease occurs due to stress caused by the type of trauma and its long time development.