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bibliotherapy

[bib-lee-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌbɪb li oʊˈθɛr ə pi/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
the use of reading as an ameliorative adjunct to therapy.
Origin of bibliotherapy
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; biblio- + therapy
Related forms
bibliotherapeutic
[bib-lee-oh-ther-uh-pyoo-tik] /ˌbɪb li oʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
bibliotherapist, noun
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bibliotherapy in Medicine

bibliotherapy bib·li·o·ther·a·py (bĭb'lē-ō-thěr'ə-pē)
n.
A form of psychotherapy in which selected reading materials are used to assist a person in solving personal problems or for other therapeutic purposes.

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