Therapy Works for Depression in Women
A study by Ellen Frank, Ph.D. published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, May 2007, demonstrated that for women with depression who had achieved a remission following a course of interpersonal therapy, a monthly therapy booster prevented a recurrence for 74% of the patients over a two year period. Dr. Frank's study further indicated the value in maintaining pharmacological treatment following the remission. Psychotherapy is an important aspect of treatment for depression. This study certainly points to the value of using monthly booster appointments to keep individuals on track and to avoid relapse.