Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy
Please note: numbers used in the text indicate scientific references that are located at the bottom of each page of this website. These references can each be clicked to bring up the abstract of the article.

What is it?
A form of therapy designed to reduce relapse in those with bipolar disorder by correcting circadian instability through a combination of problem-solving and lifestyle modification.

The social rhythm component of this treatment acts by introducing as much regularity as possible into the timing of everyday activities.

What does it treat?
Two, well-conducted studies found that IPSRT reduced relapse and improved occupational functioning in individuals with bipolar disorder, type 1. [46, 47]


46. Frank, E., et al., The Role of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy in Improving Occupational Functioning in Patients With Bipolar I Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2008. 165(12): p. 1559-1565.

47. Frank, E., et al., Two-Year Outcomes for Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy in Individuals With Bipolar I Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005. 62(9): p. 996-1004.