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Various approaches have been put forward for the treatment and decrease of depression symptoms, one of which is intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP). Therefore, the research purpose is to assess the effectiveness of short-term dynamic psychotherapy in decreasing the symptoms of depression and emotional disclosure in patients suffering from depression. The research employed a semi-experimental method with pre-test-post-test-control group design. The sample comprised 16 individuals diagnosed with depression who were selected using voluntary sampling and were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. Prior to the intervention, the subjects were tested in terms of depression and emotional disclosure. The experimental group received 20 sessions of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, whereas, the control group received no intervention. ANCOVA analysis indicated that intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy has significantly decreased the symptoms of depression and increased the emotional disclosure. Overall, it can be concluded that short-term dynamic psychotherapy can elevate the lowered mood (decrease of depression symptoms) and increase the emotional disclosure.