(also talking therapy)
A method of treating psychological disorders or emotional difficulties that involves talking to a therapist or counsellor, in either individual or group sessions.
- 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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