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psychogenic

 [si″ko-jen´ik]
having an emotional or psychologic origin. See also psychosomatic.

psy·cho·gen·ic

(sī-kō-jen'ik),
1. Of mental origin or causation.
See also: psychogenetic.
2. Relating to emotional and related psychological development or to psychogenesis.

psychogenic

/psy·cho·gen·ic/ (-jen´ik) having an emotional or psychologic origin.

psychogenic

(sī′kə-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Originating in the mind or in mental or emotional processes; having a psychological rather than a physiological origin. Used of certain disorders.

psy′cho·gen′i·cal·ly adv.

psychogenic

[sī′kōjen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + genein, to produce
1 originating within the mind.
2 referring to any physical symptom, disease process, or emotional state that is of psychological rather than physical origin. Also psychogenetic. See also psychosomatic.

psy·cho·gen·ic

(sī'kō-jen'ik)
1. Of mental origin or causation.
2. Relating to emotional and related psychological development or to psychogenesis.

psychogenic

Of mental rather than of physical origin. The term is usually applied to symptoms or disorders thought to be due to problems of social or personal adjustment rather than to organic disease.

psy·cho·gen·ic

(sī'kō-jen'ik)
1. Of mental origin or causation.
2. Relating to emotional and related psychological development or to psychogenesis.

psychogenic (sī´kojen´ik),

adj describes an illness or symptom of illness that originates in the mind rather than having physical causes.

psychogenic

having an emotional or psychological origin. Some diseases of animals are considered to have a psychogenic origin, e.g. esophagogastric ulcer of pigs, in spite of our limited knowledge of their psychological makeup.

psychogenic alopecia
anxiety and excessive grooming in cats can cause loss of hair from barbering and pulling. In a more severe form, injury to the skin occurs and eosinophilic plaques may appear.
psychogenic dermatitis
see acral lick dermatitis, idiopathic hyperesthesia syndrome, tail biting, tail sucking, flank sucking.
psychogenic vomition
in cats, may be caused by rapid, overeating as an attention-seeking or compulsive activity.
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Oka, there has been no epidemiological study of psychogenic fevers yet.
Application of signal detection theory to verbal memory testing to distinguish patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures from patients with epileptic seizures.
Induction of psychogenic nonepileptic events: Success rate influenced by prior induction exposure, ictal semiology, and psychological profiles.
Together, the data indicate that the hippocampus is specifically engaged in regulation of responses to psychogenic stressors, in keeping with its role in cognitive processing and emotion.
Middelveen and colleagues published evidence that Morgellons disease is not a psychogenic condition.
Later, Ratnoff and Agle named it Psychogenic purpura due to the association with psychiatric disorders (7)
A psychogenic cause for ED is seen mainly in the context of sex with partners.
17] Another important consideration is that not all ED patients have arteriogenic causes (atherosclerosis); in contrast, a small, but significant, proportion of patients have ED secondary to veno-occlusive dysfunction, psychogenic ED, hypogonadism and neurogenic causes.
My unscientific opinion, drawn from routine clinical observation, tells me it is psychogenic.
In this manner, there are two main types of pain, organic and psychogenic pain.