Mina Nazari Kamal, Rehele Samouie, Nafiseh Ghaebi
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of MiCBT in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in women who survived a traumatic accident in Tehran. PTSD and depression questionnaires were used. Three months after their accident, 30 survivors of road accidents with PTSD and major depression in Tehran were randomly assigned to an experimental/MiCBT group (n = 15) and a control group (n = 15). Eight weekly individual therapy sessions were held, following which analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data. The results show a significantly greater reduction in symptoms of PTSD and major depression from pre- to post-treatment in the MiCBT group than in the control group. The beneficial effects of MiCBT were maintained at 3-month follow-up. The results suggest that this approach may have lasting benefits for individuals with traumatic and depressive symptoms.
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