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Synonyms for abreaction

(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

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By that point, however, there emerged the opposite tendency: to understand Platen almost entirely in light of the highly revealing letters and diaries, and the poems as almost direct abreactions of the poet's inner torment as evidenced in those letters and diaries.
Potential problems in a scene may include those related to toy or equipment malfunction, psychological reactions (i.e., sudden emergence of repressed memories, abreactions, panic attacks), and physical/medical issues.
However, this does not involve a therapist merely attempting to facilitate the trauma disclosure, or allow for abreactions (Ford, 2009).
(57) NEP was supposed to dose the schism of Malay / Chinese difference; it has also produced a set of complex and varied middle-class abreactions which range from what Yao Souchou describes as 'anxiety' (58) to what others have called an intensification of ethnic communalism.
Inpatient abreactions in restraints are now viewed with caution as a possible sign of inadequate pacing of treatment.