A person undergoing psychoanalysis or undergoing analysis of their unconscious thoughts and emotions.
From french analysant, from the verb analyser, meaning to analyze.
- The analysand was undergoing therapy to understand their childhood traumas.
- The psychoanalyst was trained to help the analysand uncover unconscious thoughts and emotions.
- The analysand was encouraged to free associate and express their thoughts during the therapy session.
- The process of psychoanalysis involves the analysand and the therapist working together to understand the unconscious mind.
- The analysand was making progress in therapy as they began to understand their unconscious fears and desires.