x

Find the Right Therapist

Find the Right Therapist

Advanced Search | Don't show me this again.

 

Different Therapy Approaches May Help Different Personality Types

 

For those battling depression, both cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy have long been recognized as very effective means of overcoming depression. A new study printed in the British Journal of Psychiatry and published on PsychiatryOnline.org shows that differing personality traits can affect how responsive people are to these two main types of therapy. The researchers wanted to know if certain personality traits made treatment less effective. Their conclusion: the success of interpersonal therapy seemed to vary based on the individual’s personality and temperament, while the success of cognitive-behavioral therapy showed no difference based on personality traits. This can help therapists further match clients with the best form of treatment not only for their struggles (e.g. depression), but their personality as well.

© Copyright 2010 by www.GoodTherapy.org - All Rights Reserved.

Sign up for the GoodTherapy.org Newsletter!
Get weekly mental health and wellness news and information sent straight to your inbox!

  • Find the Right Therapist
  • Join GoodTherapy.org - Therapist Only
Comments
  • Erin Ashley June 22nd, 2010 at 4:32 PM #1

    I agree that no single therapy approach will work for everybody but it is all about the human psyche and it differs from person to person which in turn is determined by a whole lot of factors…

  • minako June 22nd, 2010 at 4:34 PM #2

    surely this recognition will lead to much better therapy choices between doctors and patients

Leave a Reply

By commenting you acknowledge acceptance of GoodTherapy.org's Terms and Conditions of Use.

 

 

* = Required fields

Find the Right Therapist

Advanced Search | Browse Locations

Content Author Title

Recent Comments

  • p: I believe that hyperthyroidism can cause mania. It happened to me. I’ve never had an issue before. My thyroid medication was too high and...
  • Alice: uhoh school screenings for mental health and well being? I sense that this would not go over very well in many districts just because of the...
  • Thomas: I grew up in a home where my mom never sat down and waited on all of us pretty much hand and foot. It would have been easy for me to want...
  • Diana: A great example of this happened right around the time of my own wedding. We decided to have a small pretty intimate affair, but we had fun....
  • gamecockfan: How many different reptiles does this really apply to? It could be that there are some that are smarter than others just in the same...