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 : a dramatic narrative or work characterized by psychological overtones
3 : an often ongoing psychological struggle; also : an expression of psychological turmoil
psychodramaticplay \-drə-ˈma-tik\ adjective
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Then there is all the other baggage—the constant psychodrama between her supporters and her critics—which was on full display this week and will continue to divide the party.
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Medical Definition of psychodrama
: 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
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