Definition of Psychogenic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the psychological cause of a disorder.

Exact synonyms: Psychogenetic
Partainyms: Psychogenesis, Psychogenesis



2. Adjective. Mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin. "A psychogenic disorder"
Similar to: Mental

Definition of Psychogenic

1. Adjective. originating from or caused by state of mind; having a psychological rather than a physiological cause ¹

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Definition of Psychogenic

1. [adj]

Psychogenic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychogenic

psychodynamic
psychodynamically
psychodynamics
psychodysleptic
psychoeconomic
psychoeducation
psychoeducational
psychoemotional
psychogalvanic response
psychogeneses
psychogenesis
psychogenetic
psychogeneticist
psychogeneticists
psychogenetics
psychogenic (current term)
psychogenic fugue
psychogenically
psychogeographer
psychogeographers
psychogeographical
psychogeographically
psychogeography
psychogeriatrician
psychogeriatrics
psychognosy
psychograph
psychographer
psychographers
psychographic

Literary usage of Psychogenic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Clinical Psychiatry; a Text-book for Students and Physicians by Emil Kraepelin, Allen Ross Diefendorf (1907)
"THE psychogenic NEUI NEUROSES are commonly designated as a group of diseases characterized by changing and transitory nervous disturbances, ..."

2. Clinical Psychiatry; a Text-book for Students and Physicians by Emil Kraepelin, Allen Ross Diefendorf (1907)
"THE psychogenic NEUROSES ... Among the neuroses there is a distinctive group of cases, the individual symptoms of which are of a purely psychogenic origin. ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"Where there is psychogenic paralysis of the extremities following some injury to them without any perceptible alteration of the gross anatomical structure ..."

4. Addresses on Psycho-analysis by James Jackson Putnam (1921)
"But when one says " psychogenic etiology", one should be understood as ... If he does not believe this, then "psychogenic" means for him purely mental. ..."

5. Neuropsychiatry and the War: A Bibliography with Abstracts by Mabel Webster Brown, Frankwood Earl Williams (1918)
"However, a lasting nervous tendency to similar psychogenic disturbances often ... Pathologic psychogenic states caused by war conditions may arise from ..."

6. Neuropsychiatry and the War: A Bibliography with Abstracts by Mabel Webster Brown, Frankwood Earl Williams (1918)
"The majority of the clinical pictures are purely psychogenic. There may be a temporary fright neurotic complex which disappears rapidly (tremor, ..."

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