Bibliotherapy, which is sometimes referred to as therapeutic storytelling or poetry therapy, is the utilization of books, stories, poetry, and other forms of literature in the treatment of psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. This is usually fused with writing therapy and is instrumental in evoking catharsis by empathizing with the fictional character. The participants can release emotion and gain hope as they read appropriate stories, self-help books, or other appropriate materials. Though “bibliotherapy” was coined by Samuel Crothers in 1916, this kind of treatment was recorded to have been practiced since the Middle Ages. Reading books has been employed by many individuals to reduce stress and change behavior.

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