Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is one type of psychotherapy. A therapist may use only IPT techniques, or IPT in combination with other types of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy may be used to treat depression on its own or in combination with antidepressant medications.
What does it involve?
IPT is a type of talk therapy. IPT sessions involve interacting with a mental health professional trained and licensed trained in using IPT techniques. IPT focuses on identifying and improving patterns in interpersonal relationships. During IPT, the therapist allies with the depressed person to help them navigate painful interpersonal transitions. IPT is a brief form of psychother... read more