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  • noun Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is in a sleeplike state induced by barbiturates or other drugs, especially as a means of releasing repressed feelings, thoughts, or memories. Its use is restricted to circumstances where there is a compelling, immediate need for a patient's responses.

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  • noun medicine A form of psychotherapy in which the patient is administered drugs in order to attain a sleeplike state.

Etymologies

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narco- +‎ analysis

Examples

  • Whenever I endorse narcoanalysis for terrorists, people ask how we could put someone in a semi-surgical state and insert something into them without their consent?

    Paulette Cooper: I Took a Truth Serum Test

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The culprit has not come out on his own .... that's why we are adopting the scientific method of narcoanalysis.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • DOANE (on camera): There is a lot of speculation about the information coming out of this narcoanalysis, but police officials tell CNN it will take at least three to four days for the tests to be completed and then we may know more.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • That's why we are adopting the scientific method of narcoanalysis.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • T.D. D.GRA, FORENSIC MED.CINE, AIMS: This is narcoanalysis -- the person is administered some drug -- say for example, sodium pentothal may be given and after administering this drug, to a level the person goes to a stage of that neither is unconscious nor is conscious.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2007

  • There has been some success with the use of hypnosis and narcoanalysis, specifically sodium amylobarbitone.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • There has been some success with the use of hypnosis and narcoanalysis, specifically sodium amylobarbitone.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • There has been some success with the use of hypnosis and narcoanalysis, specifically sodium amylobarbitone.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • There has been some success with the use of hypnosis and narcoanalysis, specifically sodium amylobarbitone.

    Dreams of the Raven

  • There has been some success with the use of hypnosis and narcoanalysis, specifically sodium amylobarbitone.

    Dreams of the Raven

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