Interpersonal Psychotherapy compiles the results of several recent research studies on this popular subject. Not only has interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) been found to be effective in treating acute major depression, but recent studies have led to the adaptation and testing of IPT for treating other diagnostic groups, including non-mood disorders.
With rising economic pressures, interpersonal psychotherapy has gained attention as a proven time-limited treatment. This reference provides an overview of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) and discusses important developments in IPT research and clinical practice. It covers: � The results of recent research studies, typical phases of treatments and applications for patient populations, which have seen positive results for IPT
� The concepts and techniques of IPT and its current status of IPT adaptation
� Groundbreaking research using IPT in maintenance treatments of recurrent depression
� The adaptation of IPT to treat depresses adolescents as well as bulimia patients
� The use of IPT to treat depression associated with HIV-positive patients
� The current and likely future roles of interpersonal psychotherapy in clinical practice
Complete with charted research results, this comprehensive resource provides invaluable information on recent developments in interpersonal psychotherapy.
John C. Markowitz, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Psychotherapy Clinic at Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York.
Foreword. An overview of interpersonal psychotherapy. Interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescent depression. Maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy: a preventative treatment for depression. Interpersonal psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa. Interpersonal psychotherapy for the treatment of depression in HIV-positive men and women. Afterword. Index.