IPT in Postpartum Depression
Goksen Yuksel* and Nazan AydÄ±n
Department of Perinatal Psychiatry, Bakirkoy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Perinatal Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Goksen Yuksel
Department of Perinatal Psychiatry
Bakirkoy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Research and
Training Hospital for Psychiatry
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Perinatal Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 08, 2015 Accepted date: November 12, 2015 Published date: November 20, 2015
Citation: Yuksel G, Aydin N (2015) IPT in Postpartum Depression. Clinics Mother Child Health 12:206. doi:10.4172/2090-7214.1000206
Copyright: © 2015 Yuksel G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Postpartum depression, causing women great suffering, has negative consequences for their social relationships as well as for the development of their infants. Treatment of perinatal depression is vital, otherwise, it may have negative consequences such as chronicity or the psychosocial growth retardation of the infant. Especially depressed mothers face the dilemma of medical treatment versus psychotherapy, although they have better longterm outcomes when used together in clinical practice. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), a time-limited, dynamically informed and present-focused psychotherapy which targets to improve the interpersonal functioning of patients is a convenient option for the patients mostly face the role transitions and need interpersonal support related to motherhood.