somatic delusion

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A delusion regarding the functioning or appearance of one's body, such as the unfounded belief that one's skin, mouth, vagina, or anus emits a foul smell, that one is infested with insects or parasites, that certain body parts are deformed or unsightly, that one is pregnant when one is not, or that an internal organ is not functioning properly. [From Greek somatikos of or relating to the body, from soma a body + -itikos resembling or marked by]

Subjects: Psychology.

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