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Lotfifar B, Rasoli S, Karami A, Valai N V, Hasani J. Effectiveness of hypnotherapy on major depression .. Research in Medicine. 2017; 41 (2) :112-119
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1681-en.html

MS Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran, Iran. , B.lotfifar@Gmail.com
Abstract:   (288 Views)

Background: Depression as flu virus's century, has been infected many of the people. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of hypnotherapy on reducing major depression.

Materials and methods: The present study is a clinical trial. Among the applicants to clinics, 26 of those who their major depression using DSM-IV questioner and Beck Depression had been identified were selected to enter the study. These people then grouped randomly in two case and control groups. The Experimental group was determined based on the Spiegels cluster personality theory and talent and hypnotic susceptibility scale group Waterloo – Stanford. Hypnotherapy was conducted for case group during five weeks (five sessions in five-weeks). Their major depression were measured for the second time. Data were analyzed and compared using Covariance test in two groups.

Results: The experimental and control groups were similar in the 13– member that early major depression control group and experimental group was 18.08±5.87 and 17.45 ±7.23 respectively (p<0.05). The major Depression after five weeks in the control group hypnotherapy group were 21.54 ±4.35 and 2.62 ±1.8 respectively. In the hypnotherapy group depression was significantly reduced (0.85 reduction) (p< 0.00).

Conclusion: It seems that hypnotherapy can reduce major depression so it is a valuable treatment that can to be considered

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2016/11/25 | Accepted: 2017/04/29 | Published: 2017/08/9

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