Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental health conditions. The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences, i.e. make the unconscious conscious. Psychoanalytic therapy is attributed to Sigmund Freud, who founded the school of thought known as psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalytic therapy also makes use of other techniques including free association, exploration of the transference, observing defenses and feelings patient's may not be aware of, as well as dream interpretation
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