What is Internal Family Systems Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is a specific type of psychotherapy that involves evaluating and breaking down one's own psyche into various parts or sub-personalities. This may allow for better management of each part as they all work together in the larger "system" of the psyche. 

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dissociation 1 1
Feeling of alienation 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 0
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 1 1
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 1 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Internal Family Systems Therapy

Side effect Patients
Dissociation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Internal Family Systems Therapy

Dosage Patients
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Internal Family Systems Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Expense 1
I didn't have enough time 1
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Duration

Currently going to Internal Family Systems Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped going to Internal Family Systems Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Internal Family Systems Therapy.