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psychotherapy (n.)

"art of curing mental diseases," 1892, from psycho- + therapy, on model of French psychothérapie (1889). In early use also of treatment of diseases by "psychic" methods (mainly hypnotism). Psychotherapeia was used in medical writing in 1853 as "remedial influence of the mind." Related: Psychotherapeutic (1890, in reference to hypnotic treatment); psychotherapeutics (1872).

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Definitions of psychotherapy

psychotherapy (n.)
the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods;
Synonyms: psychotherapeutics / mental hygiene
psychotherapy (n.)
the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means;
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