Volume 25, Issue 3 (Autumn 2018)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2018, 25(3): 181-192 | Back to browse issues page

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Danaei Sij Z, Manshaee G, Nadi M. The Effectiveness of schema group therapy on attachment styles (secure, insecure anxiety & insecure avoidance) and symptoms in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2018; 25 (3) :181-192
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1- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Esfahan (Khorasgan), Esfahan, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Esfahan (Khorasgan), Esfahan, Iran. , smanshaee@yahoo.com
3- Department of Educational Science, Islamic Azad University of Esfahan (Khorasgan), Esfahan, Iran.
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Background and Aim: The obsessive-compulsive disorder is one of the major problems in mental health. Growth experiences such as attachment play an important role in the formation of mental harm. This research has been designed with the aim of investigating schema therapy on attachment styles (secure, insecure anxiety& insecure avoidance) and symptoms of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial study, the statistical population of the patients referring to Birjand psychiatric clinic was that based on entry criteria, thirty- two persons were randomly assigned with a replacement entered studying. The data collection tool was Yale-Brown obsessive and the Hazen and Shaver attachment style questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software (Version 22) by independent t-test, repeated measures ANOVA and Post-Hoc Bonferroni, at a significant level (P <0.05).
Results: The mean scores of post-test and fallow up in three attachment styles and obsessive scores in the experimental group had a significant difference with the control group (P<0.001). In the schema group, the mean score of the two insecure attachment styles (secure, insecure anxiety& insecure avoidance) (avoidance and anxiety) and obsessive- compulsive symptoms in the post-test had a significant decrease with the score of pre-test and the scores of secure attachment style showed a significant increase (P<0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results, attachment styles especially insecure anxiety and insecure avoidance attachment styles are associated with obsessive-compulsive symptoms and schema therapy through the effect of adjusted attachment styles can reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Clinical Psychology
Received: 2018/01/17 | Accepted: 2018/04/28 | ePublished ahead of print: 2018/10/7 | ePublished: 2018/10/7

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