Group Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Depression

Astrid A. Hoberg, Julie Ponto, Pamela J. Nelson, Mark A. Frye

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Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of 2-week interpersonal and social rhythm therapy group (IPSRT-G) for bipolar depression. Design and Methods: Participants with bipolar depression received two individual sessions, six IPSRT-G sessions, and a 12-week telephone call. The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Clinician Rated (IDS-C), Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS), and Clinical Global Impressions-Bipolar Version (CGI-BP) were used. Findings: IDS-C and SDS scores improved significantly at 12 weeks. YMRS and CGI-BP scores improved but did not reach statistical significance. Practice Implications: The promising antidepressive response supports further study of IPSRT-G for bipolar depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-234
Number of pages9
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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