narcosynthesis


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nar·co·syn·the·sis

 (när′kō-sĭn′thĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. nar·co·syn·the·ses (-sēz′)
Narcoanalysis directed toward making the patient recall repressed memories and emotional traumas.
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narcosynthesis

(ˌnɑːkəʊˈsɪnθəsɪs)
n
(Psychiatry) obsolete a technique in narcoanalysis in which the patient is encouraged to reveal suppressed emotions or memories with the aid of narcotic drugs. This is followed by a period of synthesis in which the patient is asked to discuss these revelations
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narcosynthesis

a form of treatment for mental illness that involves placing the patient under the influence of a narcotic.
See also: Drugs, Insanity
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The post-war popularity of drug-facilitated interviewing reached its peak in the late 1940s, when it was claimed that the future of narcosynthesis was infinite and the possibilities endless (Tilkin 1949).
Praising the wonders of the drug sodium pentothal and the "medico's help" in allowing the patient to dredge up unconscious anxieties via the process of narcosynthesis, Wecter concludes that modern military psychiatry "restores the wholeness of the man" (p.
Table 1 Mental Health Service Classifications, by Type of Procedure Category Description Psychotherapy Psychiatric therapeutic procedures Diagnosis and Evaluation General and clinical psychiatric diagnosis or evaluative procedures Medical Management Brief office visit for the sole purpose of monitoring or changing drug prescriptions Electroconvulsive Therapy Electroconvulsive therapy All Other Includes narcosynthesis, medical hypnotherapy, interpretation of results, preparation of reports, and biofeedback Category CPT-4/HCPCS Codes Psychotherapy 90841-90857, H5010-H5025 Diagnosis and Evaluation 90801,90820,90825, 90830,M0600, or M0601 Medical Management 90862,M0064, or Q0044 Electroconvulsive Therapy 90870 or 90871 All Other 90835,90880-90889 J2680,H5030-H5300, 90899 or 90872,90900-90915