psychosomatic medicine

psychosomatic medicine
/ˌsaɪkoʊsəˌmætɪk ˈmɛdəsən/ (say .suykohsuh.matik 'meduhsuhn)

the application of the principles of psychology in the study and treatment of physical diseases.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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