Freudian

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Freud·ian

adjective \ˈfri-dē-ən\

: of, relating to, or following the theories of Sigmund Freud

: relating to or coming from very deeply hidden desires or feelings

Full Definition of FREUDIAN

:  of, relating to, or according with the psychoanalytic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud
Freudian noun
Freud·ian·ism \-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of FREUDIAN

1910

Freud·ian

adjective \ˈfrid-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FREUDIAN

: of, relating to, or according with the psychoanalytic theories or practices of Freud
Freudian noun
Freud·ian·ism \-ə-ˌniz-əm\ noun

Biographical Note for FREUDIAN

Freud \ˈfrid\ , Sigmund (1856–1939), Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis. He began his study of hysteria with Josef Breuer, whose method of treatment was hypnosis. From 1892 to 1895 Freud developed treatment by the technique of free association of ideas. He came to believe that a complex of repressed and forgotten impressions underlies all abnormal mental states such as hysteria, and that a cure could be affected by a revelation of these impressions. His work in this area convinced him of the fact of infantile sexuality. He also developed a theory that dreams are an unconscious representation of repressed desires, especially sexual desires. In 1900 he published his greatest work, The Interpretation of Dreams.

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