Morita therapy

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A form of psychotherapy, used especially to treat hypochondriasis. It begins with 4–7 days of absolute bed rest without reading, talking, or other active pursuits, to be followed by a programme of progressively difficult or demanding work, usually in a communal setting. It is based on Buddhist beliefs. [Named after the Japanese psychiatrist Shoma Morita (1874–1938) who originated it]

Subjects: Psychology.

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