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Somatization

Experiencing physical symptoms in lieu of emotional ones during times of stress.

Example: A recently widowed woman makes many doctor visits for various physical complaints and feels reassured after each contact.

Somatization
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Somatization. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/somatization/