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Definition: 'Somatization Disorder'

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somatization disorder

Type: Term

Definitions:
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.

See: conversion, hysteria, Briquet syndrome




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