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Effects of cognitive therapy, drug therapy and combined therapy in improvement of major depression
Namat Sotodeh asl, Behnaz Behnam , Raheb Ghorbani
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  Introduction: Major depression is one of the most common psychological disorders that exert a high impact on the life of patients and their families. There are many treatment methods for depression. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of cognitive-behavior therapy and drug therapy on improvement of major depression.

  Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was performed in Semnan (Iran) in 2008. 56 Patients with major depression were selected and assigned into 4 groups. All of the patients completed the Beck test and a demographic questionnaire before start of interventions as pre test. The post test was completed after the end of intervention.

  Results: Findings showed that all of the methods have significant effects on improvement of depression, but combined therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy + drug therapy) is the best (P<0/05).

  Conclusion: According to findings of this work, we suggest that team work approach consists of psychologists and heart Psychiatrists can be suggested for treatment of the patients with depression.

 

Keywords: Major depression, Cognitive-behavior therapy, Drug therapy, Depressive disorder
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/12/13 | Accepted: 2015/02/4 | Published: 2015/02/4
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sotodeh asl N, behnam B, Ghorbani R. Effects of cognitive therapy, drug therapy and combined therapy in improvement of major depression . koomesh. 2011; 13 (1) :114-119
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