Definition: 'Somatization Disorder'
somatization disorderType: Term
1. a mental disorder characterized by presentation of a complicated medical history and of physical symptoms referring to a variety of organ systems, but without a detectable or known organic basis.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
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