(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
Hypernyms: ↑libidinal energy

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  • acathexis — Rarely used term for a mental disorder in which certain objects or ideas fail to arouse an emotional response in the individual. [G. a priv. + kathexis, retention] * * * ac·a·thex·is (ak″ə thekґsis) [a 1 + Gr. kathexis a retention] a… …   Medical dictionary

  • depth psychology — noun 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: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

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