Psychiatric somatotherapy

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Psychiatric somatotherapy
ICD-10-PCSGZC-GZH
ICD-9-CM94.2
MeSHD013000

Psychiatric somatotherapy (or somatic therapy) is the treatment of mental illness by physical means (such as medication, electroconvulsive therapy, or psychosurgery) rather than psychotherapy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahrokh, Narriman C.; Hales, Robert E.; Phillips, Katherine A.; Yudofsky, Stuart C. (2011). The Language of Mental Health. A Glossary of Psychiatric Terms. Arlington, Va.: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. p. 237.