bib·lio·ther·a·py -'ther-ə-pē n, pl -pies the use of selected reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in medicine and in psychiatry also guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading
bib·lio·ther·a·peu·tic -ther-ə-'pyüt-ik adj

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bib·lio·ther·a·py (bib″le-o-therґə-pe) [Gr. biblion book + therapy] the reading of selected books as part of the treatment of mental disorders or for mental health; see also poetry therapy, under therapy.

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