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.(6) Symptoms of PMS are probably due to complex interaction of ovarian hormones, central neurotransmitters, and the autonomic nervous system.
To expand the previous definition, a physiological condition could now be increased by psychological stress in a psychophysiological disorder
. None of the syndromes give explanations as to the origins of the problem, and consequently provide no resolutions.
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.
The factor that expresses psychophysiological disorders
(F1) thus correlates with all the scales but in a different way; positively with fatigue (SOFI), exhaustion, cynicism and job tension, and negatively with efficacy.
It associates positively with six external correlates (for example, the days the driver has gone into work ill in the last twelve months) with self-esteem (GHQ-12) and with psychophysiological disorders
, in which the patient's emotional processes determine the severity of dermatosis;
In RJ Gatchel and EB Blanchard (Eds.) Psychophysiological disorders
: Research and clinical applications (pp.
"There is also growing evidence that people who are higher on hypnotic ability are at greater risk for the development of certain psychological and psychophysiological disorders
Hypnosis has been used with a tremendous diversity of childhood problems, such as habit disorders (Gardner, 1978a), psychophysiological disorders
(Williams & Singh, 1976), sleep disorders (Jacobs, 1962, 1964), nightmares (King et al., 1989), pain of various types (Olness, 1985), depression and chronic medical conditions (Gardner, 1978b).
Psychoneurology and psychophysiological disorders
. New York: Spectrum Publications.
encompass common physical ailments such as asthma, chronic hyperventilation, peptic ulcers, colitis, hypertension, heart attacks, hives, and acne.