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psychodrama

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noun psy·cho·dra·ma \-ˈdrä-mə, -ˈdra-\

Definition of psychodrama

  1. 1 :  an extemporized dramatization designed to afford catharsis and social relearning for one or more of the participants from whose life history the plot is abstracted

  2. 2 :  a dramatic narrative or work characterized by psychological overtones

  3. 3 :  an often ongoing psychological struggle; also :  an expression of psychological turmoil

psy·cho·dra·mat·ic play \-drə-ˈma-tik\ adjective


1937

First Known Use of psychodrama

1937


Medical Dictionary

psychodrama

play
noun psy·cho·dra·ma \ˌsī-kō-ˈdräm-ə, -ˈdram-; ˈsī-kō-ˌdräm-ə, -ˌdram-\

Medical Definition of psychodrama

  1. :  an extemporized dramatization designed to afford catharsis and social relearning for one or more of the participants from whose life history the plot is abstracted

  2. psy·cho·dra·mat·ic \-kō-drə-ˈmat-ik\play adjective




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