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primal scream therapy

noun

Definition of primal scream therapy

  1. :  psychotherapy in which the patient recalls and reenacts a particularly disturbing past experience usually occurring early in life and expresses normally repressed anger or frustration especially through spontaneous and unrestrained screams, hysteria, or violence —called also primal therapy



1971

First Known Use of primal scream therapy

1971


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primal scream therapy

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noun \-ˈskrēm-\

Medical Definition of primal scream therapy

  1. :  psychotherapy in which the patient recalls and reenacts a particularly disturbing past experience usually occurring early in life and expresses normally repressed anger or frustration especially through spontaneous and unrestrained screams, hysteria, or violence—called also primal scream, primal therapy




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