illness

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illness

noun affliction, ailing, ailment, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, infirmity, malady, sickness
Associated concepts: mental illness, terminal illness, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation Law
See also: disability, disease, disorder, prostration
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This question led to a new, recently completed research study which attempted to devise a wider-ranging therapeutic strategy, enabling us to arrest and, where possible, prevent the disorder from becoming chronic, as so commonly occurs in psychosomatic illness.
One possible explanation is that women are more frequently diagnosed with psychosomatic illness because they are more inclined than men to recognize that they are unwell and to seek treatment.
Nothing enrages activists - or many sick vets - like suggesting that Gulf War vets are suffering psychosomatic illness.
The book ends by looking at what Shorter identifies as a major contemporary version of psychosomatic illness - chronic fatigue syndrome.
But precisely because Darwin is so strongly associated with those well-known theories and controversies, we do expect a discussion of any psychosomatic illness he suffered to be related to evolution, or to the issue of religion and science more generally.
The disease, often referred to as "The Great Imitator,' is commonly misdiagnosed as fibrositis, skin photosensitivity and even psychosomatic illness.
When you get a knock on the head that causes your brain to swell dangerously, or you have some kind of neurological, spiritual or psychosomatic illness, drilling a hole in the head becomes a reasonable thing to do," said Kurin, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCSB and a specialist in forensic anthropology.
There are, however, theories centering on how the brain and the autonomic nervous system process information, and I believe some of these have great merit in working with psychosomatic illness if used differently from the psychoanalytical, conflict-resolution type model that works on transferences, suppressions, and repressions.
Schopenhauer's Porcupines recounts five stories from Luepnitz's practice, with patients who range from the superrich to the homeless, as they grapple with panic attacks, psychosomatic illness, marital despair, and sexual recklessness.
A conceptual model of psychosomatic illness in children.
If we don't find a healthy way to deal with them they can surface later as physical problems or psychosomatic illness, low self-esteem or even depression.
But none of this confirms that IBS is a psychosomatic illness.