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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.
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