Volume 14, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2017)                   CPAP 2017, 14(2): 115-124 | Back to browse issues page

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tavoli A, allahyari A, azadfallah P, fathi-ashtiani A, melyani M. Comparison of group interpersonal therapy and group cognitive behavioral therapy on co-occurring depression in social phobic patients.. CPAP. 2017; 14 (2) :115-124
URL: http://cpap.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-884-en.html

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Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of group cognitive - behavioral therapy (CBT) and group interpersonal therapy (IPT) for social anxiety disorder on co-occurring depression. Methods: The study design pre-test - post-test in which 40 students with social anxiety disorder were selected and randomly assigned to either group CBT and IPT. Tools used in this study included the Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN), the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID), and the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II). Data were statistically analyzed using multivariate covariance analysis (MANCOVA). Results: Data analysis suggested that there are significant differences between the effectiveness of cognitive - behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy in reducing co-occurring depression in social phobic patients. So that, IPT produced significantly greater decreases in social phobic (f=12.4, p=0.002) and co-occurring depressive symptoms (f=16.2, p=0.001). Conclusions: our findings suggest that given to superiority of IPT compared with CBT in engendering improvement in co-occurring depression symptoms in patients with social anxiety disorder, so IPT should be considered the preferred psychotherapeutic treatment for social anxiety disorder, especially in the presence of comorbid conditions.

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