Is “Psychotherapy” a Legitimate Word?






The word “therapy” implies that talking to someone for the purpose of alleviating their mental distress is a medical practice in the same sense as treating physical ailments is a medical practice.

17387030902_bf499c9038_mThe word “psychotherapy” or “talking therapy” or, as it is most commonly used, just “therapy” implies that talking to someone for the purpose of alleviating their mental distress is a medical practice in the same sense as treating physical ailments is a medical practice. In other words, our culture makes little distinction between treatments of physical organs and human mind. Continue reading “Is “Psychotherapy” a Legitimate Word?”