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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 psy·cho·anal·y·sis /ˌsaɪkoəˈnæləsəs/
 心理分析

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 psy·cho·anal·y·sis /ˌsaɪkə-/ 名詞
 精神分析,心理分析

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Psy·cho·a·nal·y·sis n.
 1. A method or process of psychotherapeutic analysis and treatment pf psychoneuroses, based on the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856- 1939) of Vienna. The method rests upon the theory that neurosis is characteristically due to repression of desires consciously rejected but subconsciously persistent; it consists in a close analysis of the patient's mental history, effort being made to bring unconsciuos and preconscious material to consciousness; the methods include analysis of transferance and resistance.  In some variants, stress is laid upon the dream life, and of treatment by means of suggestion.
  -- Psy*cho*an*a*lyt*ic, a.; Psych*o*an*al*ist n., etc.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 psychoanalysis
      n : a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a
          method of treating various mental disorders; based on the
          theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended
          psychoanalysis" [syn: analysis, depth psychology]