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English noun: psychoanalysis

1. psychoanalysis (act) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud


SamplesHis physician recommended psychoanalysis.


Synonymsanalysis, depth psychology


Broader (hypernym)psychotherapy


Narrower (hyponym)hypnoanalysis


Domain category membersabreact, abreaction, acathexis, anaclisis, anal, anal personality, anal phase, anal retentive, anal retentive personality, anal stage, castration anxiety, catharsis, cathectic, cathexis, charge, complex, condensation, death instinct, death wish, ego, ego ideal, genital personality, genital phase, genital stage, id, imago, introject, introjection, katharsis, latency period, latency phase, latency stage, latent content, libidinal energy, libido, oral, oral personality, oral phase, oral stage, penis envy, phallic phase, phallic stage, pleasure principle, pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle, psychosexual development, reality principle, superego, Thanatos, transference









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