Interpersonal therapy treatment for depression

September 10th, 2007

Treating Depression naturally should always been the first preference. This is primarily due to the fact that there are side effects and addictive properties associated with most medications that are used for Treating Depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy, as different from the traditional ‘talking therapy’ has been established as being the most effective among the recent Natural Remedies for depression.

Interpersonal therapy can be considered as an offshoot of cognitive behavioral therapy. This is because most of the techniques that are used in interpersonal therapy are modifications of the intervention methods that have been used extensively in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Cognitive therapy emphasizes on the internal mental processes. In conjunction with behavioral therapy it focuses on how people think about themselves. Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a short but highly focused form of treatment that addresses the problems related to social functioning in patients suffering from depression.

Interpersonal therapy can help significantly in certain specific areas.

  • Interpersonal disputes that can arise from distress and difference in conceptualization of situations.

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