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bibliotherapy

[ bib-lee-oh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌbɪb li oʊˈθɛr ə pi /
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noun Psychiatry.

the use of reading as an ameliorative adjunct to therapy.

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Origin of bibliotherapy

First recorded in 1915–20; biblio- + therapy
bib·li·o·ther·a·peu·tic [bib-lee-oh-ther-uh-pyoo-tik], /ˌbɪb li oʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk/, adjectivebib·li·o·ther·a·pist, noun
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Medical definitions for bibliotherapy

bibliotherapy
[ bĭb′lē-ō-thĕrə-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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