- From somatize + -ation. (Wiktionary)
“However, when Basilisco looked at those with what he calls "altered somatization," he found that "patients with altered somatization are four times more likely to report lactose intolerance.”
“Patients also completed a questionnaire about somatization, anxiety and depression.”
“Call it a somatization, an unconscious process by which we act out psychological stress upon the body.”
“Perhaps more surprising, the experimental group experienced broad improvements in their psychological well-being, including fewer hallucinations, less emotional withdrawal, and less somatization, meaning the manifestation of psychological distress in physical symptoms.”
“She notes that a large percentage of women who are given diagnoses of borderline personality disorder, multiple personality disorder, and somatization disorder have a history of sexual abuse.”
“The relationship of histrionic personality disorder to antisocial personality and somatization disorders.”
“DSM-III notes several types of somatoform disorders: somatization disorder, conversion disorder, psychogenic pain disorder, and hypochondriasis or hypochondriacal neurosis.”
“In fact, "the study results reflected a negative correlation between the residents 'exposure to the Wall and psychological symptoms; among the adult group (feeling lonely and somatization); among adolescents and children, positive correlation between exposure to the Wall and psychological symptoms (agitation, verbal violence, nightmares, and concentration problems).”
“(FOOTNOTE 8) That the frequently expressed belief in 'somatization disorder' and other mental disorders has been applied to ME/CFS by the psychiatrists involved in the PACE Trial, there is indeed a very clear assumption of an "original cause of illness", contrary to White et al's claims in their letter to the Independent.”
“This is because of overlaps in the strata criteria and the apparent assumption that it is possible to divide somatization into meaningful groups using criteria not designed for this purpose.”
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