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    Should you do talk therapy for your depression?

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    Often, a few months of talk therapy can help a person going through stressful times. Because so many insurance companies won’t cover psychotherapy, therapists have created shorter, goal-oriented approaches that work faster.

    Interpersonal psychotherapy or IPT, is one such approach. It works by getting people to examine life events that triggered a bout of depression. Cognitive therapy is another approach. It works by getting people to recognize, challenge, and then restructure distorted attitudes and needlessly negative patterns of thinking.