1 استاد، گروه روانشناسی دانشگاه تبریز، تبریز، ایران
2 دانشجوی دکتری روانشناسی دانشگاه تبریز، تبریز، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction:General anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most prevalent anxiety disorders in clinical centers and general population that mostly is chronic. The purpose of this study is investigating of the combined intervention based Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure techniques efficacy on GAD symptomsintensity.
Method: This experimental study was performed in congruent multiple baseline single case study design with six week fallow-up. Four women with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) were selected from patients referred to Mahabad university counseling and psychiatric service centers by diagnostic interview and DSM-V Structured Clinical Interview along with using purposeful sampling method. Patients participated in this study after obtaining treatment requirements. The efficacy of treatment Protocol was evaluated in three phase (Baseline, 12 session treatment and 6 weeks follow-up) by using the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7) and Anxiety Sensitivity revised questionnaire (ASI-R). Data analyzed with visuals inspection, improvement percentage and reliable change index (RCI) strategies.
Results: Results showedthat combined intervention based Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure techniques is both clinically and statistically (p <0.05) have significant efficient on the reduction of anxiety sensitivity dimensions and Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms.
Conclusion: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure techniques has appropriate efficacy in reducing of GAD symptom severity.
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