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Definition of "psychogenic" [psychogenic]

  • Originating in the mind or in mental or emotional processes; having a psychological rather than a physiological origin. Used of certain disorders. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "psychogenic" in a sentence
  • "But after viewing the multiple videotapes and discussing them with other dystonia experts there are many features that are not consistent with the diagnosis of true dystonia, but are much more in keeping with what is called a psychogenic movement disorder he said."
  • "So, there's something known as psychogenic intractable sneezing and it is rare for sure."
  • "When I was in veterinary school, many moons ago, we were taught about a condition called psychogenic alopecia, believed to be a behavioral issue in which cats over-groomed as a result of stress, emotional upset, or psychological problems."