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    A definition of "soma" as it relates to psychiatry

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    What is the "soma?"

    Provide a definition of "soma" as it relates to psychiatry.

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    Soma and psychiatry in Huxley

    The term "Soma" was used in Aldous Huxley 's dystopic novel Brave New World (1932) in which it describes a drug. This is an 'opium of the people' that replaces religion in an oppressive futuristic science-based society. Soma is a pill consumed as an anti-depressant by workers who lead emotionally repressed and regimented lives. The ...

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