Definitions

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  • v. To express a psychological process through physical symptoms such as pain or anxiety; to have a psychosomatic reaction to (e.g. a situation)

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Examples

  • I apparently now somatize my stress which seems to be a factor in this severe outbreak of ezcema - I so want to get better as it itches, itches, itches and I literally have lesions from the tops of my feet to the top of my head.

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  • But rather than using the power of the mind to heal, they disdainfully say that people with psychological influences on their health have “psychosomatic illness,” or “somatize,” meaning that their “physical” symptoms are all in their head.

    The UltraMind Solution

  • And children are -- emotionally, they somatize it.

    CNN Transcript Dec 24, 2009

  • More practically, the body never lies: if one holds a significant personal secret, the body will experience tension wherever we somatize our fears.

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  • Losing is 10 times better when you can somatize with friends in this 21st century of the good ol 'sports bar.

    Pounding The Rock

  • "Based on the tendency of patients with PNES to somatize (to manifest mental pain as pain in one's body), we hypothesized that identifying and modifying cognitive distortions and environmental triggers for PNES would reduce PNES."

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  • LaFrance says, "Based on the tendency of patients with PNES to somatize (to manifest mental pain as pain in one's body), we hypothesized that identifying and modifying cognitive distortions and environmental triggers for PNES would reduce PNES."

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