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psychoanalysis

noun [U] uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəʊ.əˈnæl.ə.sɪs/ us    /-koʊ-/
any of a number of the theories of the human personality, which attempt to examine a person's unconscious mind to discover the hidden causes of their mental problems: Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis.
Translations of “psychoanalysis”
in Korean 정신 분석…
in Arabic تَحليل نَفسي…
in Portuguese psicanálise…
in Catalan psicoanàlisi…
in Japanese 精神分析(療法)…
in Italian psicanalisi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神分析學,心理分析學…
in Russian психоанализ…
in Turkish ruhî çözümleme, psikanaliz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神分析学,心理分析学…
in Polish psychoanaliza…
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