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narcoanalysis


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A technique of psychotherapy in which an attempt is made to bring out repressed emotions in an altered state of consciousness induced by narcotic drugs (usually short-acting barbiturates), originally used in the treatment of mental disorders in military personnel. Also called narcosynthesis. Compare narcosynthesis, narcotherapy. [A blend of narco(tic) and (psycho)analysis]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.


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