interpersonal therapy

noun

Medical Definition of interpersonal therapy

: psychotherapy that focuses on a patient's interpersonal relationships and that is used especially to treat depression abbreviation IPT

called also interpersonal psychotherapy

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“Interpersonal therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/interpersonal%20therapy. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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