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Ericksonian psychotherapy

a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist works with the client to create, through hypnosis (specifically through indirect suggestion) and metaphors, real-life experiences intended to activate previously dormant, intrapsychic resources. Also called Ericksonian hypnotherapy. [Milton H. Erickson]

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affective psychosis

affective psychosis

a mood disorder accompanied by delusions or hallucinations (i.e., psychotic features). The mood disruption precedes the psychotic symptoms, and the psychotic symptoms only occur during a major depressive episode or a manic episode.