Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Depression Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy for Depression
Psychotherapy includes a number of different counseling approaches. Some forms of depression respond to counseling as well as drug therapy, but without the risks of side effects present with drug treatment. There are three main forms of psychological therapy.

Interpersonal Therapy
This is a form of therapy that concentrates on interpersonal relationships. Treatment helps the patient to understand their feelings about their relationships and find ways to cope with them.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This is a form of counseling that focuses on helping people recognize and change negative thinking and turn it into positive thoughts.

Psychodynamic Therapy
Therapy focuses on resolving deep internal conflicts that depressed people may have carried from childhood to adulthood.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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