Monday, October 21, 2013
Definitions for analysand
- Psychiatry. a person undergoing psychoanalysis.
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Citations for analysand
Put simply (and to my mind it was a ludicrously simple idea), instead of the analyst listening to the patient and then providing an interpretation, of whatever kind, Alkan would say what he thought the analysand would say.
I had been an analysand myself for eight years, two or three times a week, with breaks for babies. When puzzled and distraught it is nice to have a hired hand to talk to - though a week's silent reflection might do as well.
Origin of analysand
Analysand is a combination of analyze + -and. While this term existed in English since the 1850s, it was not until the 1920s that it took on its psychoanalytical sense.