\sˌa͡ɪkə͡ʊɐnˈaləsˌɪs], \sˌaɪkəʊɐnˈaləsˌɪs], \s_ˌaɪ_k_əʊ_ɐ_n_ˈa_l_ə_s_ˌɪ_s]\
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The separation or resolution of the psyche into its constituent elements. The term has two separate meanings: 1. a procedure devised by Sigmund Freud, for investigating mental processes by means of free association, dream interpretation and interpretation of resistance and transference manifestations; and 2. a theory of psychology developed by Freud from his clinical experience with hysterical patients. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996).
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