Group Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Depression

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World Health Organization (WHO) recommends interpersonal therapy (IPT) as a possible first line treatment for depression. With this new manual, WHO gives guidance on the use of interpersonal therapy (IPT) using a 8 session group protocol. The manual – which is part of WHO’s mhGAP programme – describes IPT in a simplified format for use by supervised facilitators who may not have received previous training in mental health.


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