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Rezaei Mirghaed M, Karimi R, Rahravi M, Mosaddegh K, Abipour J. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on reducing co-morbid depression in drug-dependent individuals. MEJDS. 2016; 6 :265-269
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-411-en.html
1- Graduate Student Allameh Tabatabaei University
2- MSc in Clinical Psychology Allameh Tabatabaei University
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Abstract
Background and objective: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a method of third wave therapies that emphasizes on changing thoughts and feelings rather than their transformation, content or frequency. It seems that in disorders such as depression, the transformation of thoughts and feelings take place faster and easier than change in their form and content particularly when the depression is co-morbid with another disorder such as drug abuse. The aim of the present study is to survey the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on reducing co-morbid depression in drug-dependent individuals.
Methods: This study is semi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. The population includes all drug users referred to Addiction Treatment Center (Tavalod Dobare) in Tehran who were asked to fill Beck's Depression Inventory as well as those individuals who had high depression. Of these people 40 subjects were selected and randomly divided into experimental and control groups consisted of 20 persons.
Results: The results of covariance analysis show that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for addicted people have significant effect on reducing depression.
Conclusion: The Results obtained in this study suggest that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be effective in treating depression in people with addictions.
 

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

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