Interpersonal Psychotherapy

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• IPT is a focused, goal-driven treatment which targets interpersonal problem(s) associated with the onset and/or maintenance of the eating disorder. • IPT is supported by substantial empirical evidence documenting the role of interpersonal factors in the onset and maintenance of eating disorders. • IPT is a viable alternative to CBT for the treatment of BN and BED and is under investigation for the treatment of AN. • Future research directions include the identification of mechanisms and predictors of IPT, the dissemination of IPT in applied settings, and the examination of IPT with specific subgroups of eating-disordered patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Eating Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780470013441
ISBN (Print)0471497681, 9780471497684
StatePublished - Jan 28 2005


  • Interpersonal problem(s) and eating disorders
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Treatment of BN and BED


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