:: Volume 14, Issue 1 (March 2012) ::
ZJRMS 2012, 14(1): 90-93 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Cognitive –Behavioral Group Therapy on the Depression Rate of Imprisoned Women in Ghaen
Zahra Shokhmgar , Majid Pakdaman
Eslami Azad University in Gaen , zahra_shokhmgar@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (7226 Views)

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 ]

Keywords: Cognitive-behavioral group therapy, depression, imprisoned women
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Psychiatry

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