1. [ noun ] (medicine,psychology,psychoanalysis) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
Synonyms: depth_psychology analysis

"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

Related terms: psychotherapy hypnoanalysis introject catharsis condensation reality_principle anal_personality oral latent_content ego oral_personality anal libido id anal_stage latency_stage ego_ideal genital_personality superego acathexis transference complex death_instinct penis_envy libidinal_energy cathexis introjection anaclisis castration_anxiety pleasure_principle cathectic genital_stage abreact oral_stage psychosexual_development phallic_phase imago analyze
Similar spelling:   psychoanalyst