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[mass noun] The treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.
psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analysisView synonyms
- ‘Treatment involves counselling or psychotherapy, medicines or a combination of these.’
- ‘CBT combines two very effective kinds of psychotherapy - cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy.’
- ‘Interpersonal psychotherapy in bulimia nervosa this is a three phase treatment.’
- ‘Patients are more likely to withdraw from combined treatment or antidepressants alone than from psychotherapy alone.’
- ‘One does not need a degree in psychotherapy to realise that in some situations distressing information should not be conveyed in a letter.’
- ‘With a degree in psychology behind him, he now practises psychotherapy in Colorado with an inside track on dreams and nightmares.’
- ‘How can psychotherapy succeed when the client has no real interest in treatment?’
- ‘Treatment usually involves psychotherapy and dietary advice, but is only effective if the person wants to get better.’
- ‘In the field of psychotherapy there is a very effective technique called aversion therapy.’
- ‘Hypnosis is now used in medical treatment as hypnotic psychotherapy to treat diseases of both the body and the mind.’
- ‘Yes, there is still a major role for psychotherapy in treating mental illnesses.’
- ‘I used both psychotherapy and meditation to reflect on what I really wanted from life.’
- ‘In fact, says Terkel, his oral history approach has a lot in common with psychotherapy.’
- ‘The most common way to treat depression is through psychotherapy and medication.’
- ‘Due to his rather weird behaviour, Casey requires much psychotherapy and medication.’
- ‘Few studies have examined the effect of combining medications and psychotherapy.’
- ‘The combination of medication and psychotherapy is often better than either one alone.’
- ‘Similarly, psychotherapy promotes mental health and serves as a useful reality check.’
- ‘Many theories of psychotherapy and change recognize the centrality of emotion in the change process.’
- ‘Alternatively, you could seek your own counselling or psychotherapy to try to find the underlying problem and work out what to do about it.’
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