a person who considers all mental disorders to be from an organic disease. The first use of this term has controversially been attributed to Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Stekel (1868-1940) to describe what is now called conversion.

SOMATIST: "A somatist is a person who says that all forms of mental illness are from an organic disease."
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