from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who is being psychoanalyzed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who undergoes psychoanalysis; one who is analysed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person undergoing psychoanalysis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person undergoing psychoanalysis


From analyze, on the model of multiplicand.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From analyze +‎ -and. (Wiktionary)


  • Freudian psychoanalysis refers to a specific type of treatment in which the "analysand" analytic patient verbalizes thoughts, including free associations, fantasies, and dreams, from which the analyst formulates the unconscious conflicts causing the patient's symptoms and character problems, and interprets them for the patient to create insight for resolution of the problems.

    Analysand verbalizes thoughts

  • She became she said "Freud's pupil" and Freud called her his "analysand" and she wrote one of her better poems about it, Tribute to Freud, and Hilda was so f-ing sexual she was bi, couldn't resist screwing men, yet, she was only faithful to Annie Winifred Ellerman "Bryher" from 1918 when they met in Paris until H.D. kicked the bucket in 1961 when she was nearing 80.


  • He said it took up to five or six hours for the analysand to talk themselves out, but that it seemed to have encouraging results.

    Patrick McGrath’s ‘Trauma’ « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression, and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient, technically referred to as an “analysand”, and a psychoanalyst.

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  • The larger, "background" image shows a psychoanalyst at his desk, his analysand stretched on a couch, a medicine cabinet in the corner and a photograph of Freud on the wall.

    Brian Dillon on John Stezaker at the Whitechapel Gallery

  • Normally when I take a cigar, my analysand cannot see me eagerly sniff its length and place my lips tenderly around its butt, for the analysand is reclining on a divan, and I am sitting behind the spot upon which his or her gaze would rest.

    Early Thoughts on the Oedipus Complex

  •  The analysand only smells the cigar and hears my sighs of deep pleasure.

    Early Thoughts on the Oedipus Complex

  • In both her August 4 New York Times Magazine cover story about being a serial analysand, and in an article in the same publication on May 10, 2009 (from which the "wish to die" quotation comes), Merkin shows the courage of a burn victim on a tightrope.

    Laura Baudo Sillerman: Reading The New Yorker , Thinking About Daphne Merkin

  • That all of us fall prey to the seduction of jargon is too well known just as the analysand enchanted by his own voice talks it out all or the Khayal singer who often happens to be the last person in the auditorium.

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  • David O. Selznick's own experience as an analysand led him to make "Spellbound."

    Cruise Control, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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  • The analysand on the Manhattan couch opens his mouth to begin 'I feel ...' and knows that if he had any decency he'd close it again staight away. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    February 28, 2012