bibliotherapy

noun bib·lio·ther·a·py \ 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

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First Known Use of bibliotherapy

1914


Medical Dictionary

bibliotherapy

noun bib·lio·ther·a·py \ -ˈther-ə-pē \

medical Definition of bibliotherapy

plural bibliotherapies
: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

bibliotherapeutic

play \-ther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\ adjective

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