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Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND HEALTH   MARCH-APRIL 2016 , Volume 6 , Number 1; Page(s) 167 To 174.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF GROUP LOGOTHERAPY IN REDUCING DEPRESSION AND INCREASING HOPE IN DRUG ADDICTS

 
 
Author(s):  KHALEDIAN MOHAMMAD*, YARAHMADI MASOUD, MAHMOUDFAKHE HEMN
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY, PAYAME NOOR UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Today, addiction is a major problem in human society, threatens health of the community, family, and individual, and leads to loss of personal, occupational, family and social achievements. This experimental pretest-posttest study with control group aimed to determine the effect of group logotherapy in reducing depression and increasing hope in drug addicts. From a total of 70 addicts, 60 were selected by random sampling method, and finally 20 were selected with the highest scores in Beck's depression inventory and the lowest scores in Snyder’s adult hope scale, who were then randomly divided into control and trial groups.
The trial group received 10 sessions of group logotherapy, and the control group received no intervention at all. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential (covariance analysis) statistics. Results showed significantly lower mean depression scores, and significantly higher mean hope scores in posttest in trial group compared to control group. According to results, it can be concluded that group logotherapy is effective in reducing depression and increasing hope in drug addicts.

 
Keyword(s): ADDICTION, DEPRESSION, HOPEFULNESS, LOGOTHERAPY, OPIATES
 
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