What is Interpersonal Psychotherapy?
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited and structured psychotherapy. Within this type of therapy psychological symptoms, such as depressed mood, are understood as a reaction to existing difficulties in relationships. The main focus of IPT is therefore on relationship problems and on helping the patient identify how they are feeling and behaving in their relationships. IPT typically focuses on relationship difficulties such as conflict with others, grief and loss, life changes and difficulties in starting or maintaining relationships.