Study of Effectiveness of Group Supportive Psychotherapy using Interpersonal psychotherapy Method in Reducing Anxiety during Addiction Recovery

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Mahmoud Malekitabar 1 , Mohammad Kazemi 2 , mousa riahi 3 , *

1 Department of Family Counseling 1, and Department of Career Counseling 2, in Allameh Tabataba’I University, Tehran, Iran, Iran

2 Department of Family Counseling 1, and Department of Career Counseling 2, in Allameh Tabataba’I University, Tehran, Iran., Iran

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How to Cite: Malekitabar M , Kazemi M , riahi M. Study of Effectiveness of Group Supportive Psychotherapy using Interpersonal psychotherapy Method in Reducing Anxiety during Addiction Recovery, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2015 ; 13(4):e14481.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 13 (4); e14481
Published Online: December 12, 2015
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 03, 2017
Accepted: November 07, 2015

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the effectiveness of group supportive psychotherapy by Interpersonal psychotherapy method in reducing anxiety of addicts who are quitting. Materials and Methods: Among rehabilitation centers for drug abusers in Isfahan, a total of 30 addicted patients in the process of withdrawal were selected by convenience sampling, and randomly divided into two groups of 15 people as test and 15 people as control subjects. Beck Anxiety Inventory was set-up in order to do a pre-test. The subjects in experiment group participated in 8 sessions of Interpersonal psychotherapy. Results: The results showed that group supportive psychotherapy by Interpersonal psychotherapy method could significantly decrease anxiety in experiment group (P = 001). Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study, it can be said that group supportive psychotherapy by Interpersonal psychotherapy method can decrease anxiety in addicts quitting the addiction.

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patients psychology psychotherapy group treatment outcome behavior therapy methods substance-related disorders

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