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Stendhal Syndrome

The Stendhal syndrome is a term used to describe feeling overwhelmed by the beauty of a work of art. The name comes from the French writer Stendhal, who wrote about the dizzying sensation of seeing the art in Florence. It’s somewhat similar to...


somaticizer n. a person whose physical illnesses are caused by neurosis. Editorial Note: A somaticizer will have genuine physical symptoms of illness whereas a hypochondriac will not. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)