Interpersonal psychotherapy for elderly patients in primary care.

  title={Interpersonal psychotherapy for elderly patients in primary care.},
  author={Anneke van Schaik and Harm van Marwijk and Herman J. Ad{\`e}r and Richard van Dyck and Marten de Haan and Brenda P. Penninx and Koen G van der Kooij and Hein P. J. van Hout and Aartjan T F Beekman},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={14 9},
OBJECTIVE Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is recommended in most depression treatment guidelines, but little is known about its effectiveness in real-life practice. This study investigates whether IPT, delivered by mental health workers to elderly patients with major depressive disorder, is more effective than usual general practitioners' care (CAU). METHODS A pragmatic randomized, controlled trial was conducted in which 143 patients were allocated to IPT (10 sessions) or to CAU. PRIMary… CONTINUE READING