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psychosomatic

adjective    /ˌsɑɪ·koʊ·səˈmæt̬·ɪk/
relating to a physical problem caused by emotional anxiety and not by illness , infection , or injury : The doctor thinks Leo’s symptoms are psychosomatic.
(Definition of psychosomatic adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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