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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
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psychosomatic

[¦sī·kō·sə′mad·ik]
(medicine)
Of or pertaining to the interrelationship between mental processes and somatic functions.
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Other women reacted psychosomatically to surgery that changed sexual attitudes and brought on apprehension of losing their female identity.
Of course, this characterization of a psychosomatically emancipated language simultaneously offers an adequate description of Sloterdijk's own style, to the extent that when Sloterdijk speaks of Nietzsche, he speaks of himself and thus participates in, or "resonates" (8; Giroux 2007) with, this new jubilatory and hyperbolic energy of speech (2001a, 272-74).
That paradox is amplified by the play's offstage monster, a psychosomatically bedridden mother who inspires little love in her children and whose serial man-chasing pained her late husband.
Properly stated it is not the will that initiates behavior but the psychosomatically united person who initiates his or her behavior; and acting persons are always also cognitional and affective.
Recurrences of psychosomatically induced illnesses were brought upon him by his permanent condition of overwork and made him think that his life expectancy might be short.
While Anglo attributed the lack of royally patronized misrule under Mary wholly to a dreary court characterized by hated Spaniards and a 'psychosomatically pregnant' Queen, 'sick in mind and body', (162) the context of prior evangelical appropriation of misrule against Catholics, combined with the Marian crackdown on heresy and religious satire throughout England, now points to a more purposeful constraint of misrule.