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disorder, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder, among other disorders. IPT has been adapted and studied to treat depression in adolescents, the elderly, and special populations including depressed HIV-positive patients, and patients with mild cognitive impairment (Lipsitz & Markowitz, 2013). Since, IPT isa timed-limited, present-focused treatment it can help patients regain control of their moods and functioning (Markowitz & Weissman, 2004). This aspect makes it easier to work with the patient in a structured, yet open environment. 3
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