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Volume 19, Issue 87 (5-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 19(87): 265-273 | Back to browse issues page


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Jafarian Nemini F, SHOJAEDIN A, Ghorbani N, Rostami R. Efficacy of acupuncture laser with short - term intensive dynamic psychotherapy in the treatment of depression: a pilot study. علوم روانشناختی. 2020; 19 (87) :265-273
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Ph.D Student of Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Major depressive disorder is a debilitating disease that is significantly associated with personal, social and economic injury. Various therapies such as laser acupuncture and short-term intensive dynamic psychotherapy have been used in this area, but is the combination of these therapies more effective than either of them? Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture scanning and laser therapy on depression. Method: This was a quasi-experimental study. The statistical population of this study consisted of people with major depressive disorder referring to New Vision Center in Tehran (2018-2019). 10 patients with major depressive disorder referred to New Vision Center were selected by random sampling. Research instruments included Beck Depression Inventory (1961) and revised Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R; Drogatis, 1975), short-term intensive scanning psychotherapy sessions (Davanlo, 1997), and laser medicine therapy. Traditional. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance. Results: Both laser therapy and laser therapy combined with dynamic psychotherapy reduced depression (P<0/001). Conclusions: Laser acupuncture affects many neurotransmitters and transmitters in the central nervous system and is coupled with dynamic psychotherapy that helps to release emotions and bring them to consciousness. Depression helps. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/02/9 | Accepted: 2020/03/7 | Published: 2020/03/27

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