somatization


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Related to somatization: somatization disorder, conversion disorder

somatization

[‚sō·məd·ə′zā·shən]
(psychology)
A type of neurosis manifested in neurasthenias, hypochondriacal symptoms, and conversion hysterias.
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Somatization, anxiety, and undermined sleep moderately mediated the correlation between TMD and GERD in mediation analyses.
As for the quantification of injury from MHPs in relation to the normative population (baseline), the results showed higher mean injury in the following primary symptom dimensions: 42% of more clinical symptoms in somatization, ranging for 95% of the sample from a minimum of 29.2% (lower limit) to a maximum of 58.4% (upper limit); 37% in obsessive-compulsive, ranging from 20.1% to 51.7%; 62% in interpersonal sensitivity, ranging from 49.4% to 72.1%; 61% in depression, ranging from 48.2% to 71.3%; 62% in anxiety, ranging from 49.4% to 72.1%; 44% in hostility, ranging from 28.0% to 57.6%; 37% in phobic anxiety, ranging from 20.1% to 51.7%; 63% in paranoid ideation, ranging from 50.6% to 72.8%; and 64% in psychoticism, ranging from 51.8% to 73.6%.
The aim of this study was therefore to measure the QoL of primary health care patients in Rio de Janeiro and determine the association between QoL and CMDs (depression, anxiety, and acute somatization), alcohol consumption, and sociodemographic characteristics.
Functional status and somatization as predictors of medical offset in anxious and depressed patients.
Given the lack of literature regarding the association between low back pain and depressive and somatization symptoms in an emerging Canadian adult population, the purpose of the present study was to investigate these associations in a sample of first year students at a Canadian university.
If somatization is confirmed, then the provider should assist the patient in reversing the arrow of causation.
Introduction: This study aimed to establish the association between alexithymia and various factors, mainly somatization, and to determine the predictors of alexithymia in depressed patients.
Disorders involving symptoms of somatization account for 10% to 15% of mental health disorders in general medicine (Kroenke, 2007).
Nevertheless to some extent, it is possible to understand the influence of mind on body by tracing the psychopathology of somatization. Usually, every person experiences some form of somatic symptoms like mind aches and pains in their life.