Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a form of brief psychotherapy in which the patient is helped to understand his or her emotions and how these are influenced by current interpersonal situations in his or her life. By identifying an interpersonal problem area, and developing more effective ways of expressing emotions and communication, the patient can improve their psychological state. Interpersonal Therapy was originally developed to treat adult depression, but has since been used to treat adolescents, anorexia and bulimia, substance use disorders, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other conditions.IPT is performed by mental health professionals who have received advanced training in this form of therapy.