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psychoanalysis (n.)

"the theory or therapy of treating mental disorders by investigating unconscious elements and bringing repressed fears and conflicts to the patient's awareness," from Psychoanalyse, coined 1896 in French by Freud from Latinized form of Greek psykhē "the soul, mind, spirit; understanding" (see psyche) + German Analyse, from Greek analysis (see analysis). Freud earlier used psychische analyse (1894).

updated on January 19, 2021

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Definitions of psychoanalysis from WordNet

psychoanalysis (n.)
a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud;
his physician recommended psychoanalysis
Synonyms: analysis / depth psychology
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