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Efficacy of narrative therapy in reducing depressive symptoms in women20 to40yearsin Sanandaj

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 47-57

Keywords : narrative therapy; depression; women;

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Abstract Introduction: Depression is a common disorder among women. The present study examined the effectiveness of narrative therapy on reducing depression symptoms in women 20 to 40 years of Sanandaj have been made. Methods: The study design of pre-test - post-test nonequivalent control group was carried out. The study sample included all women 20 to 40 years with symptoms of depression, counseling centers and psychiatric clinics in Sanandaj was 2014. 8 sessions of 60 min ‌ experimental group and individual therapy "narrative therapy" groups. In order to analyze the test data were analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Findings: The findings of the study showed that ‌ narrative therapy reduces the severity of depressive symptoms in the treatment group overall dimensions, emotional, cognitive, and physical and compared with the control group. Conclusion: The results of this study, the effect of the narrative therapy reducing symptoms and overall health as well as emotional symptoms, cognitive and physical depression in women 20 to 40 years was approved.

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