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The English Wiktionary has a dictionary definition (meanings of a word) for: therapy

Therapy, in the medical field also called treatment, is what people do to try to solve or care for a health problem, physical or mental. When a person is ill or injured, a doctor may make a medical diagnosis and then recommend a therapy to try to make the person well. The therapy can be, for example, medications (drugs), surgery or a change of diet. Therapy may be offered at work to help people with stress.[1]

A person who does therapy as a job is called a therapist. There are many kinds of therapists.[2] for example:

Therapeutic effects[change | change source]

Medical treatments may have four results:

  • No effect at all.
  • A therapeutic effect is a good result.
  • An adverse effect is a bad result.
  • A side-effect is an unwanted effect from therapy. For example, taking medications as tablets or injections may cause many sorts of side-effects. Examples are headaches, nausea, rash, constipation, blurred vision and others. Radiotherapy can also cause side effects of nausea, rash on the skin, and vomiting, for example.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Therapy at work: banks and law firms among those offering counselling as staff perk". Financial Times. 2023-03-12. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  2. "Physical therapist Jobs". Alternative Hub. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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