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Term: Psychoanalysis

A system used to help a person evaluate persistent unconscious ideas that have effected his or her behavior. It was created by Dr. Sigmund Freud to get the same results as hypnotherapy without the need for hypnosis and taking far more time—often years—as compared to a few sessions of hypnotherapy. Main methods including talking, interpreting dreams, and evaluating unconscious errors in language, commonly called “Freudian slips.” Psychoanalysis (also known as “Freudian Analysis” or just “Analysis”) has largely been abandoned for more rapid systems.