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Catharsis vs. Therapeutic

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Catharsis

Catharsis (from Greek κάθαρσις, katharsis, meaning "purification" or "cleansing" or "clarification") is the purification and purgation of emotions—particularly pity and fear—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration. It is a metaphor originally used by Aristotle in the Poetics, comparing the effects of tragedy on the mind of a spectator to the effect of catharsis on the body.
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Therapeutic

Relating to the healing of disease
Diagnostic and therapeutic facilities
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Catharsis

(Medicine) Purgation, especially for the digestive system.
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Therapeutic

The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease and the action of remedial agents.
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Catharsis

A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
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Therapeutic

A treatment, therapy, or drug
Current therapeutics for asthma
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Catharsis

A release of emotional tension, as after an overwhelming experience, that restores or refreshes the spirit.
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Therapeutic

Having or exhibiting healing powers
A therapeutic agent.
Therapeutic exercises.
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Catharsis

A technique used to relieve tension and anxiety by bringing repressed feelings and fears to consciousness.
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Therapeutic

Of or relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
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Catharsis

The therapeutic result of this process; abreaction.
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Therapeutic

A drug or other therapeutic agent.
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Catharsis

(drama) A release of emotional tension after an overwhelming vicarious experience, resulting in the purging or purification of the emotions, as through watching a dramatic production (especially a tragedy).
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Therapeutic

Of, or relating to therapy.
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Catharsis

Any release of emotional tension to the same effect, more widely.
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Therapeutic

Having a positive effect on the body or mind.
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Catharsis

A purification or cleansing, especially emotional.
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Therapeutic

(medicine) A therapeutic agent
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Catharsis

(psychology) A therapeutic technique to relieve tension by re-establishing the association of an emotion with the memory or idea of the event that first caused it, and then eliminating it by complete expression (called the abreaction).
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Therapeutic

Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases; curative.
Medicine is justly distributed into "prophylactic," or the art of preserving health, and therapeutic, or the art of restoring it.
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Catharsis

(medicine) Purging of the digestive system.
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Therapeutic

One of the Therapeutæ.
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Catharsis

A natural or artificial purgation of any passage, as of the mouth, bowels, etc.
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Therapeutic

Tending to cure or restore to health;
Curative powers of herbal remedies
Her gentle healing hand
Remedial surgery
A sanative environment of mountains and fresh air
A therapeutic agent
Therapeutic diets
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Catharsis

The process of relieving an abnormal excitement by reëstablishing the association of the emotion with the memory or idea of the event that first caused it, and of eliminating it by complete expression (called the abreaction).
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Therapeutic

Relating to or involved in therapy;
Therapeutic approach to criminality
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Catharsis

(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
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Catharsis

Purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
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