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psychogenesis

 [si″ko-jen´ĕ-sis]
1. mental development.
2. the production of a symptom or illness by psychic factors.

psy·cho·gen·e·sis

(sī'kō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The origin and development of the psychic processes including mental, behavioral, emotional, personality, and related psychological processes.
Synonym(s): psychogeny
[psycho- + G. genesis, origin]

psychogenesis

/psy·cho·gen·e·sis/ (-jen´ĭ-sis)
1. mental development.
2. production of a symptom or illness by psychic factors.

psychogenesis

(sī′kə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. The origin and development of psychological processes, personality, or behavior.
2. Development of a disorder or illness resulting from psychological rather than physiological factors.

psy′cho·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
psy′cho·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.

psychogenesis

[sī′kōjen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + genesis, origin
1 the development of the mind or of a mental function or process.
2 the development or production of a physical symptom or disease having a mental or psychic origin rather than an organic cause.
3 the development of emotional states, either normal or abnormal, from the interaction of conscious and unconscious psychological forces. Compare somatogenesis.

psy·cho·gen·e·sis

(sī'kō-jen'ĕ-sis)
The origin and development of the psychic processes, including mental, behavioral, emotional, personality, and related psychological processes.
[psycho- + G. genesis, origin]