Origin of psychoanalysis
OTHER WORDS FROM psychoanalysispsy·cho·an·a·lyt·ic [sahy-koh-an-l-it-ik], /ˌsaɪ koʊˌæn lˈɪt ɪk/, psy·cho·an·a·lyt·i·cal [sahy-koh-an-l-it-i-kuhl], /ˌsaɪ koʊˌæn lˈɪt ɪ kəl/, adjective
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How to use psychoanalysis in a sentence
You can see why this kind of character shading—and the armchair psychoanalysis that comes with it—might be intriguing to many who watched in horror as the Epstein saga unfolded.What’s the Point of Trying to Understand Ghislaine Maxwell?|Judy Berman|June 24, 2021|Time
I am sorry for the tens of thousands of people who have had to consider psychoanalysis without Miss Malcolm’s guidance.Janet Malcolm, elegant and incisive writer for the New Yorker, dies at 86|Harrison Smith|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
While schools are a great place for mental health and psychological intervention — they’re often the first place that families go when they need help with social services — they’re not necessarily the best place for psychoanalysis, he said.Flush With Aid, Most Districts Aren’t Spending on Mental Health Resources|Kayla Jimenez|May 17, 2021|Voice of San Diego
That’s the essence of what psychoanalysis is all about, how our rational, logical, cognitive processes can be distorted by emotional forces.
Freud was a very well-trained neuroscientist and neurologist, but in successive generations that grounding of psychoanalysis in the biological sciences had been lost.
British Dictionary definitions for psychoanalysis
Derived forms of psychoanalysispsychoanalyst (ˌsaɪkəʊˈænəlɪst), nounpsychoanalytic (ˌsaɪkəʊˌænəˈlɪtɪk) or psychoanalytical, adjectivepsychoanalytically, adverb
Medical definitions for psychoanalysis
Other words from psychoanalysispsy′cho•an′a•lyt′ic (-ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭk) null adj.
Cultural definitions for psychoanalysis
A method of treating mental illness, originating with Sigmund Freud, in which a psychiatrist (analyst) helps a patient discover and confront the causes of the illness. Many psychiatrists believe that these causes are buried deep in the unconscious of the patient and can be brought to the surface through such techniques as hypnosis and the analysis of dreams. Psychoanalysis emphasizes that mental illness usually originates in repressed sexual desires or traumas in childhood.