rational therapy

ra·tion·al ther·a·py

therapeutic procedures introduced by Albert Ellis and based on the premise that lack of information or illogical thought patterns are basic causes of a patient's difficulties; it is assumed that the patient can be assisted in overcoming his or her problems by a direct, prescriptive, advice-giving approach by the therapist.

ra·tion·al ther·a·py

(rash'ŭn-ăl thār'ă-pē)
Therapeutic procedures based on the premise that lack of information or illogical thought patterns are basic causes of a patient's difficulties.
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It lists the recommendations in a reader-friendly way, and facilitates rational therapy of thyroid disorders, in relation to obstetric health, at the primary care level.
Inspired with these efforts and taking into account limited resources of healthcare systems in many countries as well as recent worldwide financial crisis (3) we decided to investigate whether there is a correlation between rational therapy publication rate and national indicators of welfare and healthcare investments.
Analysis of different levels of gene expression in healthy and diseased tissues by proteomic approaches is as important as the detection of mutations and polymorphisms at the genomic level and may be of more value in designing a rational therapy.
The present study suggests that acute paraphimosis in adolescent ram can be therapeutically managed with prompt institution of rational therapy alongwith antibiotic, NSAID and proteolytic enzyme.
It helps to pick a rational therapy for arresting the symptoms; otherwise, attempts to conduct a therapy without eliminating patients' affective pathology of any intensity tend to yield no results (Ivanets and Chirko, 2002; Linskiy, Minko, and Samoylova, 2003; Litvintsev, Kochetkova, Arbuzov et al.
So Chris's determination saved the patient from an unnecessary mastectomy and allowed more rational therapy to be instituted.
By 1955 Ellis had labeled his approach Rational Therapy and was teaching it to other therapists.
Patients with hypothalamic amenorrhea, a disease that was first described in the 1940s and was poorly understood for decades, may finally benefit from a rebirth of investigation leading to rational therapy.
Since its inception in the mid-1960s, solid organ pancreas transplantation has gained increased acceptance as a rational therapy for type 1 diabetes (American Diabetes Association [ADA], 2003).
Its mission is to promote rational therapy and disease management and to provide objective information on the latest safe treatment techniques.
Gates noted that early adenoidectomy and tympanostomy tube placement could prove to be the most rational therapy for children under 4 years of age, who are at greatest risk for recurrent AOM, if antibiotic resistance continues to increase in the future.