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There are also indications that interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) provides some benefit as a maintenance treatment. An 8-month maintenance study (Klerman et al 1974) found that weekly IPT produced lower relapse rates (17%) than placebo combined with monthly is-min IPT sessions (31%). 5% relapse). A 3-year maintenance study (Frank et a11990) found that IPT alone, given once a month, had a recurrence rate of 60%, a rate between that of the medication groups and the placebo group. It should be noted, however, that imipramine maintenance was given in a much higher dosage than in any previous maintenance study and IPT was given in a much lower dosage (monthly) than found effective in previous studies.
In the human body, qi is the yang in relation to blood, which is the yin. The qi moves the blood, and the blood provides the material foundation for the qi. Blood, being yin in nature, provides nourishment and moistening, as well as the material foundation for the shen or spirit, which is yang. By accumulating in the heart, the blood helps to house and anchor the shen, and keep it rooted in the body (Schnyer & Flaws 1998). Later on, we will look in detail at some of the mental and emotional symptoms experienced during depressive episodes, which result from insufficiency or stagnation of blood.
It can be challenging, however, to establish whether depression is linked to a particular event. Even when there is a precipitating event, this can change as the depression continues. There are frequently clear triggers for an initial episode of major depression but not for later episodes (Brown et al 1994). Currently there is no solid evidence that certain types of depression are caused 'biologically' and others 'psychologically', and there is some evidence to the contrary (Rush & Weissenburger 1994).
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A Manual for Practice and Research by Rosa N. Schnyer, John J. B. Allen PhD, Sabrina K. Hitt PhD, Rachel Manber PhD, Ted J. Kaptchuk OMD, Michael E. Thase MD