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In the abreactive treatment of psychotic patients it was claimed that intravenous injection was unnecessary unless quick action was desired (Broder 1936).
122) that "differs from abreactive play in that the children are not able to 'change' the ending to create hope for themselves" (p.
It is fairly common for peer counselors to induce full-blown abreactive responses in clients.