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 (sō-măt′ə-thĕr′ə-pē, sō′mə-tə-)
n. pl. so·mat·o·ther·a·pies
Treatment of mental illness by physical means, such as drugs, shock therapy, or lobotomy.
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We ensured that his parents were aware of the importance of somatotherapy and psychological counseling being continued during the latter stages of their son's treatment.
Low levels and lack of predictors of somatotherapy and psychotherapy received by depressed patients.