Definition of abreactive in English:


Pronunciation /-tiv/



See abreaction

‘During the Vietnam war, conversion disorders were seldom encountered as repressed memories, and abreactive treatments became a quaint historical artifact.’
  • ‘Whenever there was no spontaneous response, the abreactive effect was induced by verbal stimulation.’
  • ‘From my own experience, I can confirm that possession is certainly both abreactive and cathartic.’
  • ‘One of the problems of abreactive therapy and recovered memory is the possibility of False Memory Syndrome.’
  • ‘Some survivors may only be able to do abreactive work on an inpatient basis in a safe and supportive environment.’