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

  • hanna: Am 25 i married my husband when i was 17 and starting a family at a young age is hard trust me but it takes alot of energy . But talk to him...
  • Sue: YES I FEEL FOR ALL OF YOU I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO DOES WELL IN SCHOOL BUT ACTS LIKE A PHYCO WHEN THING DO NOT GO HER WAY THE CLOTHES...
  • Amanda: As someone who is recovering from an abusive marriage with a narcissist, I know firsthand that while many of us do have the ability to be...
  • Cat: There are some families out there doing the very best that they can with what they are given and sadly many times the things that are the most...
  • Clara: thanks for some clarification- this is all pretty deep for someone who does not have a therapy background