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(p. 72) Interpersonal Deficits (Social Isolation; No Life Events) 

(p. 72) Interpersonal Deficits (Social Isolation; No Life Events)
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(p. 72) Interpersonal Deficits (Social Isolation; No Life Events)
Author(s):

Myrna M. Weissman

, John C. Markowitz

, and Gerald L. Klerman

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190662592.003.0008
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date: 04 June 2020

This chapter covers the definition, goals, and strategies of the problem area regarding interpersonal deficits. Interpersonal deficits, loneliness, social isolation, or a paucity of attachments may be chosen as the focus of IPT if none of the other interpersonal problem areas exist. If any of the other problem areas can be found (grief, role disputes, or role transitions), the therapist should not use interpersonal deficits as the focus of therapy. IPT is a treatment designed to address life events, but this category covers those patients who present without acute life events. Case examples are included to illustrate the presenting problems and treatment strategies for two patients in whom this focus of interpersonal deficits was used: one had trouble making friends after college and the other had difficulties establishing romantic relationships with women.

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