Symptoms often resemble depression but do not benefit from interpersonal therapy
to the extent that depression does (JAMA Psychiatry 2014 Sept.
2) Interpersonal therapy
focuses on how the patient is affected by his relationship with other people.
Yet a growing number of studies show that interpersonal therapy
, cognitive behavioral therapy and a few other talk therapies--most lasting 20 sessions or fewer--help patients and their families more over the long run than medication does, with far fewer side effects.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy
(IPT) have been shown to be effective in the treatment of adolescent depression, [4,8,9] but treatment with antidepressants, primarily selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), is the most common method of treating childhood and adolescent depression.
It contained applications of the program of Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Therapy for Depression, or Interpersonal Therapy
for Depression, which faithfully followed the corresponding manuals in format and components.
He further explained that there are different psychological therapies, starting from counseling, family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy
, supportive therapy and psychoanalysis.
They had goal setting sessions, interpersonal therapy
, drawing therapy, movement therapy, art therapy.
Adrienne Jefferies gave us a very clear and informative introduction to the day and the subject, focusing on Interpersonal Therapy
and Mindfulness techniques.
It matters little if we choose CBT, Reality Therapy, Systems Theory, or Interpersonal Therapy
This edition has a new chapter on neuroscience; added neuroscience theories and research throughout; a new framework that synthesizes information; new theories such as integral theory of counseling and psychotherapy, community and narrative counseling, interpersonal therapy
, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness; new issues like the relevance of managed care, the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, empirically supported therapies, and the impact of new technologies; and more on legal issues, ethics, the role of professionals as scientist-practitioners, and the counseling relationship.
Psychological techniques including cognitive behavior therapy, befriending and interpersonal therapy
form the first line options for treatment of childhood depressive disorders.
After an introductory chapter on individual risk factors for depression relapse, the next part of the book details four treatments paradigms for preventing relapse: behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy
, problem-solving therapy, and pharmacotherapy.