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I. DEFINITION

Psychoanalysis is the name of:

1) a procedure for the investigation of mental processes which are almost inaccessible in any other way, especially inner experiences such as thoughts, feelings, emotions, fantasies and dreams;

2) a method (based upon that investigation) for the treatment of neurotic disorders;

3) a systematic accumulation of a body of knowledge about the mind, obtained along these lines, which is gradually turning into a new scientific discipline.

For a more detailed explanation go to the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society site.

Definition from the Encyclopedia Britannica.

 
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