psychoanalysis

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From psycho- +‎ analysis, after German Psychoanalyse.

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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.

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