The Effectiveness of Cognitive –Behavioral Group Therapy on the Depression Rate of Imprisoned Women in Ghaen

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zahra shokhmgar 1 , * , Majid Pakdaman 2

1 General Psychology, Eslami Azad University in Gaen.

2 Assistant Professor of Teaching Psychology, Azad University in Gaen.

How to Cite: shokhmgar Z, Pakdaman M. The Effectiveness of Cognitive –Behavioral Group Therapy on the Depression Rate of Imprisoned Women in Ghaen , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93690.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93690
Published Online: May 12, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: August 30, 2010
Accepted: September 22, 2010
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Abstract

Background: The current research is aimed at the assessment of the effectiveness of cognitive- behavioral group therapy on the depression rate of imprisoned women.

Materials and method: In this experimental research, depression in 14 imprisoned women were diagnosed using Beck depression test. Individuals were randomly classified into two groups. Then ten therapeutic sessions of 90 minutes were programmed for experimental group. At the end of this period both experimental and control groups were asked to respond Beck depression questionnaire for the second time.

Results: The results showed the significant decrease (p<0/05) of depression rate of experimental group (0.912) as compared to the control group (1.469).

Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that cognitive-behavioral group therapy is an effective way to decrease the depression rates of the imprisoned women. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 90-93 ]

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