A 24-year-old male asked:
Can lightheadedness be psychosomatic?
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Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Psychosomatic: generally means a physical disease or symptoms that are caused by or made worse by mental factors. Lightheadedness is caused by inner ear problems, motion sickness, medication effects, circulation/blood pressure issues, dehydration and anxiety, among other causes. Because anxiety can make it worse, you might say there are psychosomatic factors, but dizziness is not usually considered psychosomatic
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A 37-year-old female asked:
What is psychosomatic?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Psychosomatic: Physical symptoms that are from an emotional cause.
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Last updated Aug 14, 2017
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