psychophysiological disorder

psychophysiological disorder

any of a large group of mental disorders that is characterized by the dysfunction of an organ or organ system controlled by the autonomic nervous system and that may be caused or aggravated by emotional factors. The disorders are named and classified according to the organ system involved, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and GI. Also called psychosomatic illness, psychosomatic reaction.

psychophysiological disorder

An out-dated term for somatization disorder.
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Whereas Clarke uses the term psychophysiological disorder, others have used terms like somatization, MUS, somatoform disorder, functional somatic syndrome, and bodily distress disorder.
Research has proved that PMS is a stress-induced psychophysiological disorder and that stress is a cause of symptoms of PMS.
anorexia nervosa A psychophysiological disorder usually occurring in young women that is characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a distorted self-image, a persistent unwillingness to eat, and severe weight loss.
To expand the previous definition, a physiological condition could now be increased by psychological stress in a psychophysiological disorder.
Psychophysiological disorders, in which the patient's emotional processes determine the severity of dermatosis;
The second construct was safety behaviours (personal and in the vehicle) and psychophysiological disorders (Boada-Grau, Sanchez-Garcia, Prizmic-Kuzmica, & Vigil-Colet, 2012).
The study also considers psychophysiological disorders (Apparies, Riniolo, & Porges, 1998) given that their prevalence in drivers is significant, and that they have been associated with their professional work, as shown by the research done on anxiety (Issever, Onen, Sabuncu, & Altunkaynak, 2002), depression (Tse et al.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety, Phobias and Psychophysiological Disorders.
The third major section looks at specific applications such as working with anxiety, depression, psychophysiological disorders, or working with children.
Koo and Phan, (1992) divided psychodermatologic conditions into three broad subgroups: 1) psychophysiological disorders in which the severity of primary cutaneous disease is influenced by the patients' emotions; 2) primary psychiatric disorders in which skin conditions are self-induced and reflect underlying psychopathological conditions; and 3) secondary psychiatric disorders in which the patients experience psychological problems as a result of disfigurement induced by skin conditions.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) is useful for the identification of the psychophysiological disorders that may require psychiatric evaluation and medication.
I'm especially interested in psychophysiological disorders, formerly known as psychosomatic illnesses.

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