Definition of psychotherapy in English:

psychotherapy

noun

  • The treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.

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

psychotherapy

/ˌsīkōˈTHerəpē/