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Medical Term:

psychotherapy

Pronunciation: si-ko-thar'a-pe

Definition

Treatment of emotional, behavioral, personality, and psychiatric disorders based primarily on verbal or nonverbal communication and interventions with the patient, in contrast to treatments using chemical and physical measures.

Synonym(s): psychotherapeutics

[psycho- + G. therapeia, treatment]

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