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Originally posted by Ravenna
I think the official name for this is psychomatic illness, but don't quote me on that.
Encyclopædia Britannica Article
also called Psychophysiologic Disorder, condition in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress. It is a condition of dysfunction or structural damage in bodily organs through inappropriate activation of the involuntary nervous system and the glands of internal secretion. Thus, the psychosomatic symptom emerges as a physiological…
Originally posted by Jonna
I just quoted you and you can't do anything about it!