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1. the reading of selected books as part of the treatment of mental disorders or for mental health.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of literature to enhance the expression of feelings and the gaining of insight.
bibliotherapy/bib·lio·ther·a·py/ (bib″le-o-ther´ah-pe) the reading of selected books as part of the treatment of mental disorders or for mental health.
A form of supportive psychotherapy in which carefully selected reading materials are used to assist a subject in solving personal problems or for other therapeutic purposes.
a type of group therapy in which books, poems, and newspaper articles are read in the group to help stimulate thinking about events in the real world and to foster relations among group members.
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as therapeutic use of literature to enhance expression of feelings, active problem solving, coping, or insight. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
Use of specific reading materials as therapeutic treatment in medicine and psychiatry.
The use of books (usually self-help or problem-solving works) to improve one's understanding of personal problems and/or to heal painful feelings.
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n use of books, stories, and/or poetry with the intention of affecting therapeutic change, or personal development. See also therapy, poetry.