GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Psychotherapy) the purging of emotional tensions. See catharsis, below.
- n. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
- Modeled on German abreagierung, from ab ("away from") + reagierung ("reaction"). (Wiktionary)
“Meg also received abreaction therapy, during which she was given a "truth drug" that forced her to talk without restraint and left her with no memory of what she had said.”
“Luborsky suggested an explanation: “The different forms of psychotherapy have major common elements—a helping relationship with a therapist…along with the other related, nonspecific effects such as suggestion and abreaction Freudian jargon for emotional catharsis.””
“I read the rethugs outcry to Durbin's honest feelings about what the AMerican FBI did to their interrogatees as a collective abreaction.”
“And the Islamist movement, of which he disapproves rightfully so, is that to be seen as an abreaction to the West?”
“They have already seen what abreaction to price can do to price.”
“But now it is time for the return of the repressed and the joyful abreaction of real democracy.”
“My abreaction is to both what they maintain tikun olam in effect mandates and to many of them personally.”
“Should we re-read those pages in Tocqueville on the good fortune of being sheltered by geography from violations of the nation's territorial space, and come to see in this return to the flag a neurotic abreaction to the astonishment that the violation actually occurred?”
“In the view of later psychoanalytic theory, the convulsive "crisis" came to be seen as a form of abreaction characteristic of treatments for hysteria or other forms of neurotic repression.”
“Praying to their Master: sooner or later an abreaction, each one, all over this frost and harrowed city ...”
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