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Psychogenic

psychogenic

(Science: psychology) Produced or caused by psychic or mental factors rather than organic factors.

Origin: Gr. Gennan = to produce


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The Fiber Disease

... or pull out their hair (trichotillomania). Delusions of parasitosis also fall into this category, he says. Such patients' primary problems are psychogenic, their skin manifestations all self-inflicted, Dr. Koo adds. Secondary illness Often overlooked is the category of secondary psychiatric ...

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by RANDY
Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:55 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

... now fully accepted within mainstream medicine as having a bona fide physical cause, that were hitherto consigned to the psychosomatic, even the psychogenic, realm. It was not so long ago, for instance, that anyone who asserted that an infectious agent could be at the root of most peptic ulcers ...

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by Cilla
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:11 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... (if they have even heard of Morgellon's disease at all), may be unsure that it is a bona fide physical disease. Some may even be sure that it is psychogenic, and some might confer the full blown diagnosis of a psychotic delusional state upon it, and those who persist in saying that they have ...

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by Cilla
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:16 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... disorders such as psoriasis and eczema - these are genuine physical conditions that can be influenced by stress. Similar conditions are psychogenic purpura, hives, rosacea and alopecia areata (autoimmune hair loss). Secondly are the Secondary Psychiatric Disorders, where a genuine, and ...

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by John Kern
Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:00 am
 
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