This paper should give an overview of how IPT and CBT are utilized to treat depression. Including underlying theories of why depression manifests as well as treatment interventions and structure of therapy.
Overview of how IPT and CBT are utilized to treat depression
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This paper should give an overview of how IPT and CBT are utilize to treat depression. Including underlying theories of why depression manifests as well as treatment interventions and structure of therapy.
Then compare the two approaches.
Finally, identify which approach you believe is most affective.
Please include at least 2 outside sources (peer reviewed journal articles preferred) in addition to the text.
IPT and CBT best for depression in children and young people, says network meta-analysis
Amongst children and young people the point prevalence of depression ranges from 1.9-3.4% in primary school children and from 3.2-8.9% in adolescents (Birmaher et al, 1996; Costello et al, 2003; Kovacs et al, 1984).
The use of medication to treat depression in children and young people is somewhat controversial due to mixed evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of antidepressants, alongside evidence of an increased risk of suicidal behaviour in children and adolescents (Jureidini et al, 2004; Qin et al, 2014).
There are several types of psychotherapies available for treating depression in children and young people (Weisz et al, 2006; Weisz et al, 2013). Whilst it is generally accept that various forms of psychotherapy are beneficial for treating depression in children and young people, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have challenge this. For instance, Weisz et al. (2006) found the effect sizes for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to be much lower than those documented in a previous meta-analysis by Reinecke et al (1998). Moreover, there are some discrepancies between meta-analyses that suggest CBT is superior to non-cognitive treatments (David-Ferdon & Kaslow, 2008; Watanabe et al, 2007) and meta-analyses which suggest that non-cognitive treatments such as interpersonal therapy (IPT) are as efficacious as cognitive treatments (Hetrick et al, 2015).