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Therapy: Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) explores difficult past experiences, especially previous relationship difficulties in order to understand how they may affect the way you feel and behave in the present.

Often howe we behave becomes a second nature to us and we may not be fully aware of how we feel or behave in the present. Such unconscious factors and patterns can cause problems in relationships, which in turn can be linked to depression.

DIT draws your attention to how these patterns may be negatively affecting your relationships. The aim of the therapy is to help you develop more insight and understand yourself better and change the way you respond.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) have several common features but they are not the same therapy.

In essence, they key distinction is that in DIT you spend more time reflecting on difficult past experiences and although the therapy has a clear focus, it is less directive. In contrast, IPT is a more here-and-now, structured, goal-focused therapy.

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