psychogenic

psychogenic
adjective
1. of or relating to the psychological cause of a disorder
Syn: ↑psychogenetic
Pertains to noun: ↑psychogenesis, ↑psychogenesis (for: ↑psychogenetic)
2. mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin
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a psychogenic disorder

Similar to: ↑mental

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