talk therapy

noun

Definition of talk therapy

: psychotherapy emphasizing conversation between therapist and patient

Examples of talk therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially those sessions involve talk therapy and — to Nora — a somewhat annoying flood of compliments for Hayden. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2021 Specializing in senior care, Grace speaks three languages -- English, Mandarin, and Cantonese -- and can socialize and conduct talk therapy. Rebecca Cairns; Video By Dan Tham, CNN, 19 Aug. 2021 Yoga helps, as does regular talk therapy and distractions such as scrapbooking and going shopping and playing board games with Feazell. Gail Rosenblum, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 Group sessions with talk therapy did not always work. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 29 June 2021 When California researchers compared MDMA and talk therapy with the therapy alone in a study of 90 people, the combo won out. Meryl Davids Landau, Good Housekeeping, 10 June 2021 The researchers write that this could be chalked up to the ability of the drug to make people more prosocial (or better able to connect with others), which could in turn enhance the relationship with a clinician, making talk therapy more effective. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 11 May 2021 Many people benefit from medication and talk therapy, the most common interventions for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Lisa Ruland, Bon Appétit, 9 June 2021 Uncertainty about the right talk therapy pairings extends to research on other psychedelic drugs. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, 19 May 2021

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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5 Sep 2021

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“Talk therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talk%20therapy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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talk therapy

noun
\ ˈtȯk- How to pronounce talk therapy (audio) \

Medical Definition of talk therapy

: psychotherapy emphasizing conversation between therapist and patient

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