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[sahy-koh-ther-uh-pyoo-tiks] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
Origin of psychotherapeutics
1870-75; psycho- + therapeutics
Related forms
psychotherapeutic, adjective
psychotherapeutically, adverb
psychotherapeutist, noun Unabridged
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  • Especially where the headache seems to result from hyperæmia, the trouble seems to be accessible to psychotherapeutics.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Including a study of the chief points of psychotherapeutics and occultism.

  • The actual place of dreams in psychology, then, becomes an important consideration in psychotherapeutics.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • It is this law of attention that must be taken advantage of for psychotherapeutics.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • The psychotherapeutics of organic heart disease that is most important is that of prophylaxis.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • When she can thus conceal her own solicitude, a near relative may be the best possible auxiliary in psychotherapeutics.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
psychotherapeutics in Medicine

psychotherapeutics psy·cho·ther·a·peu·tics (sī'kō-thěr'ə-pyōō'tĭks)
See psychotherapy.

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