Meaning of primal therapy

pri'mal ther'apy

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— Psychiatry. Psychiatry.
  1. a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to relive traumatic events, often screaming or crying, in order to achieve catharsis and a breakdown of psychological defenses.
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