What is it about?

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy, developed to treat major depressive disorder. The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary investigation of the effects of IPT on depressive symptoms and quality of life among women with depression in Iran.

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Why is it important?

In Iran, the prevalence of depression in the general population is significant, and depression is about twice as prevalent among women than among men. However, IPT has never been studied as a treatment for major depressive disorder among Iranian women.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This article also lead to new perspectives and ultimately to a greater involvement in IPT, MDD, other psychotherapies and Med Search.

Niloofar Rafiei Alhosaini
Islamic Azad University

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This page is a summary of: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Women With Depression in Iran, American Journal of Psychotherapy, December 2022, American Psychiatric Association,
DOI: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20220011.
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