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Afarini Y, Hosseini S. The Effect of Psychodrama on The Treatment of Depression in Improved Drug-Addicted Patients. Intern Med Today 2018; 24 (2) :96-102
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1- Department of Psychology, Psychology Faculty, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.
2- Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran. , ebrahim.hossini@yahoo.com
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Aims: Opiate addiction is a chronic illness associated with depression. Since the prevalence of depression among addicts causes more drug use and makes drug rehabilitation treatment more difficult, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of psychodrama on the treatment of depression in improved addicts. Materials & Methods: The present study is a semi-experimental model with pre-test and post-test design and control group. The statistical population consisted of improved addicts from Shiraz city who referred to Partou center. From the 60 people who had successfully detoxified by the specialist physician and scored the highest on the Beck Depression Inventory, 30 were selected and assigned to experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, 15 patients received psychodrama treatment for 12 sessions and the control group received no treatment. After the intervention, the  two groups again responded to Beck Depression Inventory and data were analyzed using SPSS-20 software and statistical method of analysis of covariance. Differences were considered significant at p<0.05.
Findings: The results of this study showed that psychodrama treatment significantly reduces the level of depression and emotional, cognitive, and physical symptoms of depression at the level of p<0.001 in improved addicts.
Conclusion: The treatment of psychodrama reduces the rate of depression and its symptoms in improved addicts and is likely to prevent the recurrence of this disease.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2017/10/22 | Accepted: 2017/12/23 | Published: 2018/05/8

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