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Open Access The Effectiveness of Group Cognitive Hypnotherapy on Major Depression Referred to Residential and Semi-residential Addiction Recovery Centers

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Background and aim&58; Psychological consequences of addiction, such as major depression regardless of physical problems, economic, cultural and social is cause problems for both families and society. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of group cognitive hypnotherapy on major depression in residential and semi-residential addiction recovery centers in the city of Yasuj. Methods&58; The present quasi-experimental study was conducted using a pre-test, post-test and control group. The population included all patients drug dependent as residential and semi-residential referred to Yasuj addiction recovery centers. 40 patients were selected by convenience sampling and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The instrument used in this study included Beck Depression Inventory which depressed patients diagnosed and according to clinical interview they entered the study. Group cognitive Hypnotherapy intervention model was carried out on the experimental group for 8 sessions for one hour once a week, but there was no intervention on control group. After the intervention both experimental and control groups were assessed. Collected  &59; &59;data was analyzed using covariance analysis. Results&58; The results revealed that the cognitive hypnotherapy treatment of group, leading to depression reduced significantly in the experimental group compared control group significantly (p &60;0.001). The mean pre-test score of major depression in the experimental group and in control group was 39/5 ±&59; 10/54 and 61/4 ±&59; 20/52 respectively. &59; Whereas the mean and standard deviation of major depression and post-test scores in the experimental group 55/2 ±&59; 05/25 and in the control group was 50/3 ±&59; 55/51. Conclusion&58; Cognitive hypnotherapy can be used as adjunctive therapy in reducing major depression or used in addiction recovery centers.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Young Researchers and Elite Club,Yasouj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasouj, Iran 2: Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Iran, Tehran 3: Department of Psychology, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

Publication date: January 1, 2016

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