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Medical Term:

somatization disorder


  1. a mental disorder characterized by presentation of a complicated medical history and of physical symptoms referring to a variety of organ systems, but without a detectable or known organic basis.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

See: conversion, hysteria, Briquet syndrome

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