Comparison of meta-cognitive and psycho-educational family therapies on dysfunctional attitudes of bipolar patients

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Fatemeh Bahrami 1 , Arezoo Lashani 2 , majid eydi-baygi 3 , * , Mansour Tork 4

1 Department Psychology and Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Esfahan University, Iran, Andorra

2 Master of Family Counseling, Psychology and Education Faculty, Esfahan University, Iran., Andorra

3 Master of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Torbate Heydarie, Iran, Iran

4 Master of Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran., Andorra

How to Cite: Bahrami F , Lashani A , eydi-baygi M, Tork M . Comparison of meta-cognitive and psycho-educational family therapies on dysfunctional attitudes of bipolar patients, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2014 ; 12(3):e63280.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 12 (3); e63280
Published Online: September 24, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: July 22, 2014
Accepted: August 20, 2014

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Abstract

Materials and Methods: This was a semi-empirical research with pretest-posttest design, using control group. From among the bipolar woman who had referred to psychological hospitals and clinics in Isfahan city in Iran, 24 patients were selected by purposeful sampling and were divided into three equal groups randomly. The first group received meta-cognitive therapy, second group received psycho-educational family therapy and the third group received drug therapy. The data were gathered using semi-structured interview based on diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th edition) criteria and dysfunctional attitudes scale. The data were analyzed  by descriptive statistics and covariance with SPSS 16 software.

 

 

Results: There was a significant difference between the mean scores of meta-cognitive    therapy

 

 

group compared to drug therapy group (P = .001). Also, there was a significant difference between the mean scores of psycho-educational family therapy and drug therapy groups (P = .001). There was no significant difference between the mean scores of psycho-educational family therapy group compared to drug therapy group (P =    .777).

 

 

Conclusion: Using meta-cognitive therapy with drug therapy increases dysfunctional attitudes   in bipolar patients. Therefore it is recommended that therapists be trained in this field.

 

 

Keywords

bipolar patient meta-cognitive therapy psycho-educational family therapy dysfunctional attitudes drug therapy

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