Overview of IPT
"I do like you. You don't like you!"
Drawing by Weber; © 1965
The New Yorker Magazine, Inc.
We begin with a description of major depression, as this was the starting
point for IPT. The cartoon from The New Yorker illustrates many of the clinical features of depression. It is apparent that the woman is depressed. How
do we know? Nonverbal and behavioral features convey her depressed
state. She has a downcast gaze and a flattening of the nasolabial folds, depressive facial changes first described by Darwin. She sits slumped in her
chair, a sign of '"slowing down," or psychomotor retardation. She looks
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Book title: Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Contributors: Myrna M. Weissman - Author, John C. Markowitz - Author, Gerald L. Klerman - Author.
Publisher: Basic Books.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 1.
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