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The Development and Content of an Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group for Postnatal Depression

Reay, Rebecca; Mulcahy, Rhiannon; Wilkinson, Ross; Owen, Cathy; Shadbolt, Bruce; Raphael, Beverley


Postnatal depression (PND) usually causes distressing symptoms for sufferers and significant impairments in relationships. Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) provides the experienced therapist with a brief, focused, and manualized approach to helping women recover from the debilitating effects of PND. This paper describes the background and development of IPT-G for PND. The evidence for the effectiveness of individual and group IPT formats with this population is summarized. The triad of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Group Pyschotherapy
DOI: 10.1521/ijgp.2012.62.2.221


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