Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a treatment for moderate/severe depression. People who exhibit anxiety as a symptom of the depression may also find IPT helpful. IPT is not evidenced to be effective as a treatment for anxiety.
IPT is time-limited and structured. Its central idea is that psychological symptoms, such as depressed mood, can be understood as a response to current difficulties in relationships and affect the quality of those relationships.