abreact

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discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

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language serves as a substitute for action; by its help, an affect can be 'abreacted'" (p.
The story is not abreacted for Quentin through telling; instead, he experiences it as an event in endless repetition.
Freud and Breuer suggest that "language serves as a substitute for action; by its help, an affect can be 'abreacted' almost as effectively" (8).
Freud labels these memories "parthogenic," and he notes that hysterical patients surfer from incompletely abreacted psychical traumas.