bibliotherapy


bib·lio·ther·a·py

noun \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈther-ə-pē, -ˈthe-rə-\

Definition of BIBLIOTHERAPY

:  the use of reading materials for help in solving personal problems or for psychiatric therapy; also :  the reading materials so used

First Known Use of BIBLIOTHERAPY

1919

bib·lio·ther·a·py

noun \-ˈther-ə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bib·lio·ther·a·pies

Medical Definition of BIBLIOTHERAPY

: the use of selected reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in medicine and in psychiatry; also : guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading
bib·lio·ther·a·peu·tic \-ther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\ adjective

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