psychogenic syndrome

psychogenic syndrome

Any of a number of anxiety-related conversion reactions caused by endogenous or exogenous stress.

Examples
Hysterical reactions, psychogenic chest pain, psychogenic polydipsia, psychogenic purpura, psychophonasthenia, and “women-who-fall” syndrome (a conversion reaction to aggressive or erotic impulses).

psychogenic syndrome

An anxiety-related conversion reaction caused by endogenous or exogenous stress Examples Hysterical reactions, psychogenic chest pain, psychogenic polydipsia, psychogenic purpura, psychophonasthenia and 'women who fall' syndrome, a conversion reaction to aggressive or erotic impulses. See Psychosomatic disorder; Cf Factitious disorders.
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Lightheadedness, which is not always specific to focal vestibular system dysfunction, can be part of neurocardiogenic or psychogenic syndromes.