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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: si'ko-sin'the-sis

Definition: Term for an older style of therapy, posited as the opposite of psychoanalysis, stressing the restoration of useful inhibitions and of the id to its rightful place in relation to the ego.

[psycho- + synthesis]

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