Interpersonal therapy

What is Interpersonal therapy?

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited treatment that encourages the patient to regain control of mood and functioning typically lasting 12–16 weeks. IPT is based on the principle that there is a relationship between the way people communicate and interact with others and their mental health. Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression was developed in the New Haven-Boston Collaborative Depression Research Project by Gerald Klerman, MD, Myrna Weissman, PhD, and their colleagues for the treatment of ambulatory depressed, nonpsychotic, nonbipolar patients.

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I get depressed really easily and feel worthless it doesnt take much to trigger it my mum and two siblings has been diagnosed with it too

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Pardon me,

but I MUST disagree with the anonymous answer above.

Antidepressants DO WORK........60% of the time, in moderate-severe depression, when...

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I had an emotional shock last year which sent my mind reeling and put me in a severe anxiety state - I have not been able to recover since, despite...

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hi..well, if this is clinically depression, you must try for proper management..combined approach of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy can...

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Hi...I am a 41 yr old woman, have been on Pristiq medication 3 x 100gm tablets for approx 1 1/2 years which has been going fine. Have been working...

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I can understand what you are going through. Pristiq is actually desvenlafaxine and is a new medication in the treatment of depression. It...

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