psychotherapy etymology

English word psychotherapy comes from English psycho-, English therapy

Detailed word origin of psychotherapy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
psycho- English (eng) Forms terms relating to the soul, the mind, or to psychology.
therapy English (eng) (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 (eng) 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-
psychoactive psychoanalyst psychoanalytic psychoanalyze psychobabble psychobiotic psychocutaneous psychodrama psychogalvanometry psychogenic psychogeography psychokinesis psychokinetic psychometry psychon psychonic psychopath psychosemantic psychosexual psychosis psychosomatic psychosynthetic psychothriller psychotypological