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Why Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Mood Disorders?

Alessandra Lemma, Mary Target and Peter Fonagy

in Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199602452
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602452.003.0013
Why Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for Mood Disorders?

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The development of a protocol aimed at the treatment of a diagnostic entity such as depression or anxiety will be anathema to some psychodynamic practitioners. Traditionally symptoms and diagnosis have not held much currency within psychoanalytic thinking. This chapter reviews some of the issues that invariably arise in this respect. It then outlines a psychodynamic framework for understanding mood disorders. It concludes with a consideration of how to assess suitability for DIT.

Keywords: DIT; psychodynamic framework; mood disorders; treatment; depression; anxiety

Chapter.  6171 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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