|1.||are socially isolated, lacking relationships either with intimate friends or at work. They have chronic difficulty in developing close relationships.|
|2.||have an adequate number and range of relationships, but find them unfulfilling and/or have difficulty in sustaining them. These people may have chronic low self-esteem, despite apparent popularity or success at work.|
|3.||have lingering symptoms, untreated or inadequately treated in the past, that interfere with relationships.|
It is important to rule out dysthymic disorder among patients with interpersonal deficits, as chronic depression often presents with social impover
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Publication information: 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: 103.
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