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  1. ther·a·py
    IPA[ˈTHerəpē]
  2. noun

    • 1. treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder:

      a course of antibiotic therapy cancer therapies
      Synonym : treatment, remedy, cure, remedial treatment, method of healing
    • 2. the treatment of mental or psychological disorders by psychological means:

      he is currently in therapy therapy sessions
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: therapy, plural noun: therapies

    • noun

      treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder:

      the treatment of mental or psychological disorders by psychological means:

    • noun

      treatment of chronic mental conditions by electroconvulsive therapy or by inducing physiological shock.

      sudden and drastic measures taken to solve an intractable problem:

    • noun

      a therapy for mercury or lead poisoning that binds the toxins in the bloodstream by circulating a chelating solution.

      a form of complementary therapy involving the intravenous infusion of substances intended to remove calcium from hardened arteries.

    • noun

      psychotherapy in which the patient's social environment is controlled or manipulated with a view to preventing self-destructive behavior.
    • noun

      the use of lasers in surgery and other medical or cosmetic treatment:
    • noun

      treatment in which a patient is given two or more drugs (or other therapeutic agents) for a single disease.
    • noun

      a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a patient's earliest emotional experiences and encourages verbal expression of childhood suffering, typically using an empty chair or other prop to represent a parent toward whom anger is directed.
    • noun

      treatment designed to improve, reinforce, or sustain a patient's physiological well-being or psychological self-esteem and self-reliance.
    • noun

      a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression.
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