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Definition

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a short term psychotherapy that focuses on the connection interactions between people and the development of a clients psychiatric symptoms. IPT encourages a patient to regain control of mood and functioning. Sessions typically last for 12–16 weeks. IPT is based on the common factors of regular psychotherapy. 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy is effective treatment for, but limited to,  the following:

  • Post-partum depression
  • Family therapy
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
Interpersonal Psychotherapy is particularly useful to patients who find dynamic approaches daunting, or the book work of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy overwhelming. This type of therapy has been modified for teens and young adults who may find CBT too much like school. 


References:

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th edition, text revised. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

Klerman, Gerald L., and others. Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1984.