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What is interpersonal therapy?

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Interpersonal therapy focuses on the behaviors and interactions a patient has with family and friends. The primary goal of this therapy is to improve communication skills and increase self-esteem during a short period of time. It usually lasts three to four months and works well for depression caused by mourning, relationship conflicts, major life events, and social isolation.

From: Mental Health and Psychotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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