Psychotherapy etymology


English word psychotherapy comes from English psycho-, English therapy

Etymology of psychotherapy

Detailed word origin of psychotherapy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
psycho- English (en) Forms terms relating to the soul, the mind, or to psychology.
therapy English (en) (intransitive, rare) To undergo a therapy.. (transitive, rare) To treat with a therapy. Attempted remediation of a health problem following a diagnosis, usually synonymous with treatment.. Healing power or quality.. Specifically, psychotherapy.
psychotherapy English (en) The treatment of people diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders using dialogue and a variety of psychological techniques.

Words with the same origin as psychotherapy

Descendants of psycho-