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The Impact of Social Group Work Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach on the Level of Depression in Soldiers

Zahra Farsi 1 , Kayvan Shokri 2 , * and Shahla Aliyari 3
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1 PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Master of Social Work, Faculty of Nursing, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 PhD, Assisstant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: June 2017, 15 (2); e62956
  • Published Online: June 30, 2017
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: March 23, 2017
  • Revised: May 9, 2017
  • Accepted: June 1, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/amh.62956

To Cite: Farsi Z, Shokri K, Aliyari S. The Impact of Social Group Work Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach on the Level of Depression in Soldiers, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2017 ; 15(2):e62956. doi: 10.5812/amh.62956.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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