abreaction

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Synonyms for abreaction

(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

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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.