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id

the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest

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oedipal

(alt- oedipus complex) the unresolved desire of a child for sexual gratification through the parent of the opposite sex (coined by Freud from Sophocles' play "Oedipus Tyrannus," in which the title character, the Theban hero, answers the Sphinx's riddle and unknowingly kills his father and marries his own mother)

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psychotic

having severe mental illness to the point of disconnection from reality

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psychopath, -ology (n), -ic (adj)

a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior

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libido

1. sexual desire. 2. (psychoanalysis) the energy of the sexual drive as a component of the life instinct