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Monday, October 21, 2013

Definitions for analysand

  1. 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. Will Self, The Quantity Theory of Insanity, 1993
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. Fay Weldon, Mantrapped, 2004
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.