abreaction

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abreaction

[‚ab·rē′ak·shən]
(psychology)
In psychoanalytic theory, the weakening or elimination of anxiety by reexperiencing, either through imagination or in reality, the original anxiety-provoking experience.
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To release and discharge the affective components he was offered drug-induced abreactive treatment.
Under the ataractic hood Beyond the reach of abreactive drug Untouched by regulators of the mood Lies the solution pending resolution.
For example, the client may be dialoguing with a symbolic image or dream figure, or be expressing the perspective of that figure in role-reversal, and experience abreactive emotion (fear, hate, jealousy, grief, etc.