narcotherapy


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narcotherapy

Psychiatry.
1. a method of treating certain mental disorders by inducing sleep through barbiturates.
2. a type of psychotherapy involving the use of hypnotic drugs. Also narcoanalysis. — narcotherapist, n.
See also: Sleep
Translations
narcothérapie

nar·co·ther·a·py

n. narcoterapia, psicoterapia que se lleva a cabo bajo el efecto de un sedativo o narcótico.
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The realization that everyone has a breaking point and the introduction of narcotherapy (the drug-facilitation of abreaction, the reliving of an experience in order to purge it of its emotional excess) for some cases of acute combat neurosis constituted major advances in the second phase of the world conflict, which began in 1939.
In the past decade there has been a marked paucity of reports (Hurwitz 2004; Fackler, Anfinson & Rand 1997) and narcotherapy is not mentioned in current editions of comprehensive textbooks of psychiatry (Gelder, Lopez-Ibor & Andreason 2000; Hales, Yudofsky & Talbot 1999).
Narcotherapy achieved its greatest successes in the treatment of post-traumatic disorders, inclusive of combat neuroses, and its disuse at this time calls for some explanations.
They were allowed to sleep for two or three hours in what appeared to be a form of narcotherapy.
Has never faded, my true ding an sich, holdover, throwback, tetchy nihilist a-muzz with love and narcotherapy.