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The effectiveness of family-based interpersonal psychotherapy
Zabihollah Abbaspour , Feizallah Poursardar, Amin Koraei, Maryam Khosravani Shayan
Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
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Depression is a common mental disorder affecting adolescents and associated with high levels of stress, anxiety, and in the worst possible scenarios, suicide. This question always is asked, which treatment in more effective? The aim of present study was the effectiveness of family-based interpersonal psychotherapy (FB-IPT) on depression symptoms in adolescents. Three depressive adolescents male were selected in Tehran. Multiple baseline experimental single case was used as the method of the present study. 14 sessions of family-based interpersonal psychotherapy (FB-IPT) was administrated in 2 days per week and 7 consecutive weeks. This treatment was carried out in three phase of baseline, intervention and follow-up and participants complete Mood Affect Questionnaire (MFQ) in phase of baseline 3 times, intervention 5 times and follow-up 2 times. Data analyzed with visuals inspection, reliable change index (RCI) strategies and improvement percentage. Results showed that family-based interpersonal psychotherapy (FB-IPT) had significant effect in reduction of depression signs. According to the findings of the present study, it can be concluded that integrating individual treatment with family system, especially parents, can have more effective outcomes in adolescents; therefore applying this method is recommended by the professionals of this field.

Keywords: interpersonal psychotherapy, family, depression, adolescent
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/29 | Accepted: 2016/12/3 | Published: 2016/12/3
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Abbaspour Z, Poursardar F, Koraei A, Khosravani Shayan M. The effectiveness of family-based interpersonal psychotherapy . ijfp. 2015; 2 (2) :67-78
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دوفصلنامه روانشناسی خانواده (نشریه انجمن علمی روانشناسی خانواده ایران) Journal of Family Psychology
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