psychic pain

psychic pain

Etymology: Gk, psyche, mind; L, poena, penalty
a functional pain that, in the absence of any organic cause, is usually associated with feelings of acute anxiety. In some cases, the person may experience hallucinations or obsessions. Also called psychalgia.
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He incorporates sketches of his body along with self-diagnoses of his physical and psychic pain, which are insightful rather than self-indulgent.
The great hope is that you can walk away thinking it's one of the funniest movies you've ever seen, but what a lot of people don't realize is that there's a tremendous amount of drama and agony that we put this character through and that he's experiencing a searing psychic pain that would break most people.
Psychic pain, like physical pain, is a symptom of a larger problem.
In typical busy hospitals, the ED staff is overloaded and overwhelmed, and apt to dismiss the concerns of suicidal patients because they don't consider their psychic pain as "legitimate," and as a result, keep staff from their "real and needy" patients.
Imagine the psychic pain of the Silicon Valley billionaire driving his $87,000 Tesla p85D down a freeway that the State of California hasn't been able to repair in five years.
Doctors, family, friends, and well-meaning strangers spout the platitude "feeling your feelings" as the way out of psychic pain but rarely provide explicit instructions.
However, when others rely on you for direction, guidance, fair and balanced feedback, and a workplace free from enduring confusion and psychic pain, you, as a leader, must manage how your expressions affect others.
According to the Courier Mail, he said that the usual feelings of hopelessness and unbearable psychic pain, along with self-absorption and restriction of options in those who are suicidal, are the antithesis of terrorist acts.
Nevertheless, powerful descriptions of her informants' psychic pain leaves us with no doubt that she understands just how horrific the period could be.
Depression, psychic pain, alerts you to the fact that you have a problem, stops business as usual, focuses your attention, and can provide a signaling function that you need help," says Thomson.
Session presenters and other attendees tried to play down the amount of psychic pain caused by the need to wait several more days for the Supreme Court's PPACA ruling.
Simultaneously, in this poem about physical and psychic pain, the speaker refuses easy closure.