Interpersonal therapy for binge eating disorder
Emerging evidence – there isn’t much evidence on this treatment option yet, but the research that has been carried out suggests that it could be helpful.
Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is an individual talking therapy. IPT looks at the role of your relationships with other people in your mental health and how your relationships could be a source of support in overcoming your binge eating disorder. Your therapist will work with you to help you look at the links between what happens in your relationships and strategies to manage your binge eating.
Although there is research to support that interpersonal therapy can help with depression for young people, there isn’t much research on IPT for binge eating disorder.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.