Psychic conflict is when two opposing trends coexist in the same individual. It may take the form of two contradictory impulses, to break a taboo or to surpass a psychological trauma. In the neurotic person, unconscious psychic conflict exists between instinctual demands and a certain reality that goes against these demands. Neurosis is treated by taking anxiolytics and participating in psychoanalysis to resolve the psychological conflict that is at its origin.
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