milieu therapy


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.

Nearby words

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  8. militant,
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Origin of milieu therapy

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for milieu therapy

milieu therapy


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

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