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Dehghani M, Atef-Vahid M K, Gharaee B. Efficacy of Short–Term Anxiety-Regulating Psychotherapy on Love Trauma Syndrome. IJPBS. 2011; 5 (2) :18-25
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-39-en.html

Abstract:   (5166 Views)
Ôbjective: This study has been conducted to investigate the efficacy of short-term dynamic psychotherapy on Love Trauma Syndrome (LTS) in female students. LTS includes a constellation of intensive signs and symptoms which appear following the breakdown of a romantic relationship after a long time. Ït interrupts person's function in many areas (academic, social or professional) and leads to maladaptive reactions.
Methods: This study was a multiple baseline single-case experimental study. The sample included five cases who were selected based on purposeful sampling procedure. The intervention was conducted based on McÇullough's manual for short-term dynamic psychotherapy. Ïn general, the study consisted of three stages including the baseline evaluation, the intervention period, and follow-up. The instruments included the Love Trauma Ïnventory (LTÏ), Beck Depression Ïnventory (BDÏ-ÏÏ), Global Âssessment Function) GÂF) of DSM-ÏV and Millon Personality Ïnventory MÇMÏ-ÏÏ The data were analyzed using the clinical significance method and the recovery percent formula.
Results: Âll subjects who completed the treatment showed significant improvement in their symptoms including depression and general functioning.
Çonclusion: Ït appears that McÇullough's short term anxiety-regulating psychotherapy is effective in treating LTS.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/26 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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