milieu therapy


noun

a type of inpatient therapy, used in psychiatric hospitals, involving prescription of particular activities and social interactions according to a patient's emotional and interpersonal needs.

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Origin of milieu therapy

First recorded in 1935–40
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Medical definitions for milieu therapy

milieu therapy

n.

Psychotherapy in which the milieu is arranged for the benefit of the patient.
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