Talking Cure

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talking cure An expression coined by 'Fraulein Anna O' a patient of Freud's early associate Joseph Breuer, to describe her treatment under hyponosis. It is widely used as a synonym for psychoanalysis as it indicates that it ahs only one medium: the speech that conveys the patient's free associations.