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Psychoanalytic dream interpretation is a subdivision of dream interpretation as well as a subdivision of psychoanalysis pioneered by Sigmund Freud in the early twentieth century.
The therapy was designed to reveal the latent content of the patient's repressed sexuality and unconscious mind.
To understand the dream, the therapist had to explore the latent content of the dream via the process of free association.
This reduces the impact of these drives from the id, which might often cause the dreamer to wake in order to fulfill them.
In layman's terms, dreams allow certain needs to be fulfilled without the conscious mind needing to be aware of such fulfillment.
His theories state that dreams have two parts: a manifested content, which is the remembered dream after we wake, and a latent content, or the dream that we do not remember which is considered part of the unconscious.
He proposed that the latent, or unremembered, dream content is composed of three elements: the sensory impressions during the night of the dream, the residues left from the day before, and the id's drives that are already part of the dreamer.