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From international scientific vocabulary, after German Psychoanalyse. By surface analysis, psycho- +‎ analysis.


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psychoanalysis (countable and uncountable, plural psychoanalyses)

  1. A family of theories and methods within the field of psychotherapy that work to find connections among patients' unconscious mental processes.
    • 1920, Sigmund Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis:
      To be sure, this much I may presume you do know, namely, that psychoanalysis is a method of treating nervous patients medically.
    • 1921, D[avid] H[erbert] Lawrence, “Psychoanalysis vs. Morality”, in Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious, New York, N.Y.: Thomas Seltzer, →OCLC, page 9:
      Psychoanalysis has sprung many surprises on us, performed more than one volte face before our indignant eyes.
    • 1968, Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, 2nd edition, London: Fontana Press, published 1993, page 8:
      Psychoanalysis, the modern science of reading dreams, has taught us to take heed of these unsubstantial images. Also it has found a way to let them do their work.


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