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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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