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
, 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.