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Fayyazi Bordbar R, Hassanzadeh R, Mirzaian B, Farahmand V, Feizi J. The Efficacy of Group Metacognitive Therapy on Self-Esteem and Mental Health of Patients Suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. IJPBS. 2014; 8 (2) :4-10
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-395-en.html

Associate Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, MashhadUniversity of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
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Objective: The present research aims to analyze the efficacy of group metacognitive therapy (MCT) on selfesteem and mental Health of those who suffer from major depressive disorder. Methods: The research was a randomized clinical controlled trial, using pretest and posttest with 2 months of follow-up. Twenty-two patients with major depressive disorder based on DSM-IV-TR criteria were selected through available sampling from patients of two psychiatric hospitals of Mashhad, Iran, in 2011. They were allocated randomly into two groups of trial (n = 11) and control (n = 11). Citalopram and sertraline were prescribed as antidepressant to both groups. The experimental group also attended nine 90-minute sessions of MCT (a 5-week program). Eysenck self-esteem scale (ESES) and Mental Health Checklist (MHC) were used in pretest, posttest, and follow-up as the study instrument. The data were analyzed by analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) using SPSS. Results: ANCOVA revealed that the patients receiving group MCT had significantly increased (p < 0.001) self-esteem in posttest, which remained significant in the follow up (p < 0.001). Moreover, mental health scores had increased in the MCT group (posttest, p < 0.001 follow up, p < 0.001). Conclusion: Group MCT has beneficial therapeutic roles in improving the self-steam and recuperation of mental health in MDD patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2014/07/6 | Accepted: 2014/07/6 | Published: 2014/07/6

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