Definition of talking cure in English:

talking cure

Syllabification: talk·ing cure

noun

A form of psychotherapy that relies on verbal interaction, especially psychoanalysis.
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  • An interesting contradiction is that while much effort has been expended toward defining addiction as a brain disease, much of the treatment for it relies on ‘talking cures,’ such as 12-step groups and counseling.
  • Although she was offered medication, she turned instead to the traditional talking cure offered by a clinical psychotherapist.
  • But the call for doctors to prescribe ‘talking cures’ such as counselling for people suffering the most common forms of depression begs other questions.

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