primal scream therapy

noun

Definition of primal scream therapy

: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

First Known Use of primal scream therapy

1971


Medical Dictionary

primal scream therapy

noun \ -ˈskrēm- \

medical Definition of primal scream therapy

: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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