a person trained to practice psychoanalysis.

Origin of psychoanalyst

First recorded in 1910–15; psycho- + analyst
Can be confusedpsychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for psychoanalyst

therapist, psychotherapist, analyst, shrink, headshrinker

Word Origin and History for psychoanalyst

also psycho-analyst, 1910; see psycho- + analyst.

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psychoanalyst in Medicine




A psychotherapist, usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist, who is trained in psychoanalysis and employs its methods in treating emotional disorders.
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