SYMPTOM REMOVAL By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 Psychotherapy. eliminating symptoms by direct treatment without addressing the underlying issues. See surface therapy. SYMPTOM REMOVAL: "In symptom removal the issues at hand are not looked at." Related Psychology Terms PROCESS RESEARCH SYMPTOM-CONTEXT METHOD DEPTH THERAPY EXISTENTIAL-HUMANISTIC THERAPY DYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY TALKING CURE MEDICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY RELATIONSHIP THERAPY ENVIRONMENTAL THERAPY EMOTIONAL INSIGHT 1 Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SYMPTOM REMOVAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symptom-removal/ (accessed September 27, 2020).