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narcoanalysis

 [nahr″ko-ah-nal´ĭ-sis]
a controversial method of psychotherapy that uses administration of medications to release suppressed or repressed thoughts or affect-laden and unacceptable ideas.

nar·co·a·nal·y·sis

(nar'kō-ă-nal'i-sis),
Psychotherapeutic treatment under light anesthesia, originally used in acute combat-related cases during World War II; also has been used in the treatment of childhood trauma.
See also: narcotherapy.
Synonym(s): narcosynthesis

narcoanalysis

(när′kō-ə-năl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. narcoanaly·ses (-sēz′)
Psychotherapy conducted while the patient is in a sleeplike state induced by barbiturates or other drugs, especially as a means of releasing repressed feelings, thoughts, or memories. Its use is restricted to circumstances where there is a compelling, immediate need for a patient's responses.

nar′co·an′a·lyt′ic (-ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

narcoanalysis

[när′kōənal′isis]
an interview conducted while the patient is deeply sedated with medication so that inhibitions are reduced and responses will be more truthful.

nar·co·a·nal·y·sis

(nahr'kō-ă-nal'i-sis)
Psychotherapeutic treatment under light anesthesia.
Synonym(s): narcosynthesis.

narcoanalysis

Psychoanalysis carried out while the patient is in a drowsy state induced by drugs such as sodium amytal or THIOPENTONE (thiopental). The vogue for narcoanalysis seemed to have passed, but there is a suggestion of renewed interest in the USA.
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