Volume 11, Number 3 (yafteh 2009)                   yafte 2009, 11(3): 85-91 | Back to browse issues page


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Psychotherapy for bipolor disorder has been very much neglected. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the meta cognitive, emotional processing training (MEPT) with medical and standard therapy (drug) in increasing emotional, cognitive and social skills, of the patients with bipolar disorders. Materials and Methods: This semi experimental study with control group was carried out on 32 females in the 16-40 age bracket, diagnosed with bipolar disorder by means of DSM - IV –R criteria selected among referrals from Isfahan hospitals and psychology clinics. One group randomly received medical therapy plus MEPT. The second group (control group) received standard drug therapy. Data gathering instruments were a semi – structural interview based on DSM – IV – R criteria and the following questionnaires: Mania (Bech, et al, 1979), Depression (Hamilton, 1980), Emotional intelligence (Cooper, 1999), Self – control (Rosenbaum, 1980), Insigt (David, et al, 1992), Social function (Hurry, et al, 1983). And the Aconomic, social, cultural questionnaire was used to control social ststus of the subjects. this questionnaire was made by the researcher. Results: The MEPT method influenced on increasing all of the emotional skills, sub scales and total scales. And also influenced on cognitive scales such as: dysfunctional thought, (p=0. 000), insight (p=0. 05), self – control (p=0. 000). Social skills could be increased (p=0. 02) by use of MEPT. Conclusion: Using pschological treatment in addition to pharmacotherapy increases treatment efficay. Therefor an educational program about MEPT is necessary for therapists.
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Received: 2010/03/10 | Accepted: 2017/06/7 | Published: 2017/06/7