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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(1): 11-18 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the Effect of Rational-emotional and Mindfulness-based Treatment Methods on the Symptoms of Dysthymia Disorder in Women
Ahmad Asadian *1, Amir Reza Kamel Abbasi2, Mahdi Salehzadeh3
1- Payame Noor University , ahm.asadian@gmail.com
2- Noor University
3- Education & Training Administration
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Background and Objectives: Dysthymia is one of the categories of mood disorders, which is defined by depressed mood at most times of the day. The aim of the present research was comparison of the effect of rational-emotional and mindfulness-based treatment methods on symptoms of dysthymia disorder in women.

Methods: In this quasi-experimental study that was performed as pretest-posttest with control group, 20 women with dysthymia disorder were selected randomly from treatment centers under the supervision of wellbeing organization and assigned to two groups of experimental and specific. Beck depression questionnaire and clinical interview were used for diagnosis and pretest-posttest. Data were analyzed using dependent and independent t- and chi-square tests.

Results: In this study, both rational-emotional and mindfulness-based methods of had significant effect on the reduction of dysthymia symptoms (p<0.001). Mindfulness-based treatment was more effective in the reduction of dysthymia symptoms as compared with rational-emotional treatment (p=0.003).

Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that mindfulness-based and rational-emotional treatments are effective cognitive treatment methods in reducing symptoms of dysthymia in women, of which mindfulness-based treatment method is more effective.

Keywords: Rational, Emotional, Mindfulness, Dysthymic disorder.
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Received: 2016/03/14 | Accepted: 2016/03/14 | Published: 2016/03/14
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Asadian A, Kamel Abbasi A R, Salehzadeh M. Comparison of the Effect of Rational-emotional and Mindfulness-based Treatment Methods on the Symptoms of Dysthymia Disorder in Women. Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016; 10 (1) :11-18
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