Etymology
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psychotropic (adj.)

"affecting a person's mental state," especially "of or pertaining to drugs that affect mental states," 1956, from psycho- + -tropic, from Greek tropos "a turning," from trepein "to turn" (from PIE root *trep- "to turn"). Hence, what "turns" the mind.

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noematic (adj.)

"of or pertaining to the understanding, mental, intellectual," 1860, with -ic + Greek noēma "a perception, a thought," from noein "to see, perceive, have mental perception," from noos "mind, thought," which is of uncertain origin. Related: Noematical (1680s); noematically.

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reflective (adj.)

1620s, "throwing back rays or images, giving reflections of objects, reflecting," from reflect + -ive. From 1670s as "of or pertaining to (mental) reflection, taking cognizance of the operations of the mind." By 1820 as "having a tendency to or characterized by (mental) reflection, meditative, thoughtful." Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.

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psychogenic (adj.)

"having a mental or psychological origin or cause," 1884, from psycho- + -genic.

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psychosexual (adj.)

also psycho-sexual, "involving the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality," 1891, from psycho- + sexual. Related: Psychosexually.

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unhappiness (n.)
late 15c., "misfortune," from unhappy + -ness. Meaning "mental misery" is from 1722.
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escapism (n.)
1933, American English, from escape (n.) in the mental/emotional sense + -ism.
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transport (n.)
mid-15c., originally "mental exaltation;" sense of "means of transportation, carriage, conveyance" is recorded from 1690s; from transport (v.).
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viewpoint (n.)
1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).
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benumb (v.)
"deprive of sensation," late 15c., from be- + numb. Originally of mental states; of the physical body from 1520s. Related: Benumbed; benumbing.
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