What is Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)?

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence based psychotherapy that is time-limited and structured approach to the treatment of depression. Its central idea is that psychological symptoms, such as depressed mood, can be understood as a response to current difficulties in relationships and affect the quality of those relationships. Typically, IPT focuses on conflict with another person, life changes that affect how you feel about yourself and others, grief and loss, difficulty in starting or keeping relationships going.

A course of IPT may involve eight-16 sessions. By appropriately addressing interpersonal situations improvements to both relationships and depressive mood can be found.

Acknowledgements: www.iptuk.org