noun Psychiatry.
the use of reading as an ameliorative adjunct to therapy.

1915–20; biblio- + therapy

bibliotherapeutic [bib-lee-oh-ther-uh-pyoo-tik] , adjective
bibliotherapist, noun Unabridged
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bibliotherapy bib·li·o·ther·a·py (bĭb'lē-ō-thěr'ə-pē)
A form of psychotherapy in which selected reading materials are used to assist a person in solving personal problems or for other therapeutic purposes.

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