Today, two common and effective forms of talk therapy are Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Let’s take a look at the basics of each:
Interpersonal Therapy (CBT) – This form of therapy can help people with depression understand how their relationships affect their emotions, and vice versa. Specifically, IPT looks at the way in which relationship difficulties, such as serious conflict, may be linked to depressive symptoms like excessive guilt or low self-esteem. Examining relationships in this way helps many people gain insight into feelings they may not have been aware of. Through interpersonal therapy, you can learn different, more effective ways of handling difficult relationship issues. This, in turn, can help you keep your symptoms under control.