Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

ISSN - 2471-9900


Psychosomatic Disorder Summary

Isabella Smith

Psychosomatic also referred to as Psychophysiological Condition refers to actual physical signs that occur rather than a particular organic cause in the body from or are caused by the mind and emotions (such as an injury or infection. The word psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma), which includes both mind and body. A psychosomatic disease arises from or is compounded by emotional stress and presents as physical pain and other symptoms in the body. Depression may also lead to psychosomatic disease, especially when extreme and/or chronic stress has compromised the body's immune system [1]