abreactive


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abreactive

(ˌæbrɪˈæktɪv)
adj
relating to abreaction
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That means, for example, interrupting a client whose abreactive expression of emotion is actually sympathetic shock (someone yelling, hitting down, and expressing anger, yet that is not actually dissipating or releasing the festering residue carried from the past into the present).
The abreactive procedure ordinarily involves the parenteral administration of a barbiturate and a stimulant; it is troublesome and hazardous.
Ater (2001) categorized sexually abused children's play during play therapy sessions in several different ways, such as abreactive, aggressive, dissociative, nurturing, perseveration, regressive, and sexualized.