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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2014, 19(4): 295-304 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Gestalt therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms on veterans of Yasuj city
I Nazari 1, M Mohammadi , G Nazeri
1- , Imannazari2010@yahoo.com
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Background & aim: Among the problems affecting the mental health of war veterans is post traumatic stress disorder. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of Gestalt therapy on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms on veterans of Yasuj city, Iran. Methods: The research design was based on pre-post test study with control group and a three month followed-up. The research population included veterans who were referred to Salman hospital and had been diagnosed of having PTSD. The sample included 24 veterans with PTSD which were randomly selected and divided into two groups of experimental and control (n=12). The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Mississippi Scale (M-PTSD) administered before training for both groups was used to assess symptoms of PTSD. The experimental group was exposed to Gestalt therapy interventions in six, 90 minute weekly sessions. Both groups were conducted measurements after the first, third, fifth and seventh therapy sessions. The data were analyzed using ANCOVA. Results: The results in the post-test stage revealed that Psychological Debriefing and behavioral interventions reduced PTSD symptoms (p<0.01), as well as, the results in followed up stage revealed that Psychological Debriefing and behavioral interventions reduced PTSD symptoms (p<0.05). Conclusion: Gestalt therapy technique can be used as a standard in conjunction with other treatments which can be used to improve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Keywords: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gestalt therapy, Veteran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/12 | Accepted: 2015/04/12 | Published: 2015/04/12
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Nazari I, Mohammadi M, Nazeri G. Effectiveness of Gestalt therapy on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms on veterans of Yasuj city. Armaghane danesh. 2014; 19 (4) :295-304
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