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rezaei mirghaed M, karimi R, rahravi M, mosaddegh K. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on reduce co-morbid depression in drug-dependent peoples . MEJDS. 2016; 6
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Abstract Background and aim: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a method of third wave therapies that emphasis on changing thoughts and feelings instead of transformation, content or frequency of them. It seems that in disorders such as depression transformation the thoughts and feelings take place faster and easier than change in form and content of them particularly if depression be co-morbid with another disorder such as drug abuse. The aim of present study is survey the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on reduce co-morbid depression in drug-dependent peoples. Method: This study is semi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. Population, including all of addict's people referred to Addiction Treatment Center (Tavalod Dobare) in Tehran that first taken Beck Depression Inventory of them and among those who had high depression, 40 subjects were selected and randomly divided into experimental and control groups consisted of 20 persons. Results: A result of covariance analysis shows that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for people with addiction have significant effect on reducing depression. Conclusion: Results obtained in this study suggest that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be effective in treating depression in people with addictions. Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), depression, addiction

Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/12/7

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