psychosomatic disorder n.
A disorder characterized by physical symptoms resulting from psychological factors, usually involving a ystem of the body such as the gastrointestinal or genitourinary system. Also called psychophysiologic disorder.
- Psychosomatic medicine
psychosomatic medicine n. The branch of medicine that studies and treats diseases and disorders by investigating and exploiting the psychological processes that influence the body.
psychosomimetic psy·cho·so·mi·met·ic (sī-kō’sō-mĭ-mět’ĭk, -mī-) adj. Psychotomimetic.
psychostimulant psy·cho·stim·u·lant (sī’kō-stĭm’yə-lənt) n. A drug having antidepressant or mood-elevating properties.
[sahy-koh-sur-juh-ree] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɜr dʒə ri/ noun 1. treatment of mental disorders by means of brain surgery. psychosurgery /ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ/ noun 1. any surgical procedure on the brain, such as a frontal lobotomy, to relieve serious mental disorders psychosurgery psy·cho·sur·ger·y (sī’kō-sûr’jə-rē) n. Brain surgery used to treat severe, intractable mental or behavioral disorders. psy’cho·sur’geon (-sûr’jən) n.
[sahy-koh-sin-thuh-sis] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɪn θə sɪs/ noun 1. a theoretical effort to reconcile components of the unconscious, including dreams, with the rest of the personality. psychosynthesis /ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs/ noun 1. a form of psychotherapy intended to release the patient’s full potential by focusing on the positive rather than the negative