نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری روانشناسی بالینی ، دانشکده روانشناسی و علوم اجتماعی، دانشگاه ازاد اسلامی رودهن، رودهن. ایران. email@example.com,
2 نویسنده مسئول: استادیار گروه روان شناسی، دانشکده روانشناسی وعلوم اجتماعی واحد رودهن، دانشگاه ازاد اسلامی، رودهن. ایران firstname.lastname@example.org,
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the effect of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) on the reduction of anxiety, depression, and distress in people with an anxiety disorder. Methods: The present study was applied and quasi-experimental in terms of the method (consisting of pre-test, post-test, and control group). The population of this study consisted of people with anxiety disorder referred to Loghman Hospital in Tehran. 20 people who were selected as participants based on the inclusion criteria, were randomly divided into two groups (i.e., REBT and control groups) equally (10 people in each group). Experimental pretest and posttest were performed using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale and the participants in the experimental group underwent the experiment for three months (a two-hour session per week). The results were analyzed using the analysis of covariance.
Results: The results showed that REBT intervention was significantly effective in reducing patients' distress, depression, and anxiety.
Conclusion: REBT can be effective in reducing patients’ psychological problems by helping them recognize their irrational beliefs better and reducing their anxiety (self-blame) and hostility (blaming others and the universe).