Psychogenic (adjective)

Of or relating to a psychological or mental cause or origin, as opposed to a physical or physiological one.

Origin:

Late 19th century: from psycho- "of the mind" + -genic "producing".

Examples:

  1. The doctor believed that her symptoms were psychogenic and recommended that she see a therapist.
  2. The patient's disorder was psychogenic in nature and the therapy was focused on dealing with the underlying emotional issues.
  3. He was diagnosed with a psychogenic disorder, which was caused by the traumatic events that he had experienced.
  4. The psychogenic theory suggests that some illnesses are caused by psychological factors, not physiological ones.
  5. The patient's headaches were psychogenic in nature, and the therapy was focused on dealing with the underlying emotional issues.
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