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talking cure

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(also talking therapy)

Definition of talking cure in English:

noun

A method of treating psychological disorders or emotional difficulties that involves talking to a therapist or counsellor, in either individual or group sessions.
Example sentences
  • 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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