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Meaning of PSYCHANALYSIS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Psy`cha*nal"y*sis\, n. [Psycho- + analysis.]
A method or process of psychotherapeutic analysis based on
the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856- --) of Vienna. The
method rests upon the theory that hysteria is
characteristically due to repression of desires consciously
rejected but subconsciously persistent; it consists in a
close analysis of the patient's mental history, stress being
laid upon the dream life, and of treatment by means of
suggestion. -- {Psy*chan`a*lyt"ic}, a. --
{Psy`cha*nal"y*sist}, n.



 

 

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