Volume 11, Issue 2 (8-2005)                   IJPCP 2005, 11(2): 150-163 | Back to browse issues page

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Hamidpour H, Sahebi A, Tabatabai M. Efficacy and Effectiveness of Beck’s with Teasdale’s Cognitive herapies in Treatment of Dysthymia. IJPCP. 2005; 11 (2) :150-163
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-68-en.html
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Abstract:   (15764 Views)
 Introduction: The aim of this research was to investigate the efficacy of Beck’s cognitive therapy versus Teasdale’s in treatment of dysthymia.
Method: Six subjects (two males and four females) were selected by convenient sampling and were randomly assigned to two treatment groups. The methodology was a multiple-baseline experi-mental single case study. Subjects completed Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI) and Depression- Anxiety-Stress Scale (DASS) at pre-treatment (baseline), treatment (4 and 8 sessions),  post-treat-ment (twelfth session), and at follow-up (two months after treatment). Also, subjects completed the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS), and the Internal-External Control Scale (IECS) at pre-treat-ment (baseline) and post-treatment (twelfth session).
The results revealed that both Beck’s and Teasdale cognitive therapies were effective in decreasing dysthymic symptoms that was more prominent with the latter method.
Conclusion: Teasdale’s cognitive therapy can be more effective than Beck’s in reducing dysthymic symptoms.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/19

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