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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1932-1937
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1932.1937
 
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Comparison of Efficacy of Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Therapeutic Methods for Reducing Anxiety and Depression of Iranian Combatant Afflicted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
M. Narimani, S. Sadeghieh Ahari and S. Rajabi

Abstract:
This research aims to determine efficacy of two therapeutic methods and compare them; Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for reduction of anxiety and depression of Iranian combatant afflicted with Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after imposed war. Statistical population of current study includes combatants afflicted with PTSD that were hospitalized in Isar Hospital of Ardabil province or were inhabited in Ardabil. These persons were selected through simple random sampling and were randomly located in three groups. The method was extended test method and study design was multi-group test-retest. Used tools include hospital anxiety and depression scale. This survey showed that exercise of EMDR and CBT has caused significant reduction of anxiety and depression.
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M. Narimani, S. Sadeghieh Ahari and S. Rajabi, 2008. Comparison of Efficacy of Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Therapeutic Methods for Reducing Anxiety and Depression of Iranian Combatant Afflicted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 1932-1937.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1932.1937

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.1932.1937

 
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