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German term or phrase:Körpermissempfindung
English translation:negative bodily sensation
Entered by: Susan Welsh

16:26 Mar 19, 2019
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German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Psychology / attention disorders
German term or phrase: Körpermissempfindung
This is from a chart on the mechanisms of panic disorder, referring to the psychophysiological model of Clark, 1986; Margraf and Ehlers, 1989:

Hypervigilanz für **Körpermissempfindungen** (reduzierte Wahrnehmungsschwelle) → Bewertung von **Körpermissempfindungen** als bedrohlich («Ich könnte einen Herzinfarkt haben!») → Angst/Panik → vegetative (Stress-)Reaktion → Intensivierung vorhandener Körpersymptome

It seems to mean just "bodily sensation," but that would also be "Körperempfindung", whereas "Missempfindung" is translated much more specifically (per dictionaries) as variously dysesthesia or paresthesia. Am I missing something?

(The references mentioned, Clark and Margraf & Ehlers, do not use any term other than bodily sensation, so far as I can tell. The latter reference is not available online in a searchable format.)
Susan Welsh
United States
Local time: 06:23

Summary of answers provided
3 +1uncued/misinterpreted bodily sensations
Michael Martin, MA
2physical discomfort
Anne Schulz
2Somatosensory Amplification
Johanna Timm, PhD

Discussion entries: 17



43 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
Somatosensory Amplification

Somatosensory Amplification(SA) is a tendency to perceive normal somatic and visceral sensations as being relatively intense, disturbing and noxious. It is a common feature of hypochondriasis and is commonly found with fibromyalgia, major depressive disorder, some anxiety disorders, Asperger syndrome, and alexithymia.[1][2][3][4] One common clinical measure of SA is the Somatosensory Amplification Scale (SSAS).

Johanna Timm, PhD
Local time: 03:23
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 122
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  philgoddard: No, that's somatosensorische Verstärkung.
50 mins
  -> yes, - I realized that after reading Susan's added info in the d-field!
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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
uncued/misinterpreted bodily sensations

Some sources suggest paresthesia but I think we have to cast a wider net

Michael Martin, MA
United States
Local time: 06:23
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 112

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agree  philgoddard: I'm not clear what you mean by uncued, but misinterpreted is perfect.
49 mins
  -> As in 'uncued panic attack'
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physical discomfort

I am not familiar with the hypotheses and publications of the cited authors, but would just like to throw in some common translation of "Körper-" and "Missempfindungen".

Anne Schulz
Local time: 12:23
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 40
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