The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment- group therapy on perceived stress and Marital Distress in women with major depressive disorder seeking divorce

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department Of Clinical and Health Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran, Iran

2 Master's degree in clinical psychology. Education and research center of the 10th region of the country's prisons and educational organization, Rasht, Iran

3 Master's degree in general psychology. Education and research center of the 10th region of the prisons and educational organization of the country, Rasht, Iran

4 Master's degree in general psychology. Rafsanjan Azad University

10.22098/jrp.2022.10517.1081

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Acceptance and commitment group therapy on perceived stress and marital distress of women with major depressive disorder seeking divorce in Rasht city in. The research method was quasi-experimental and pre-test and post-test with the control group. The statistical population of the present study included all women with major depressive disorder who applied for divorce referring to family counseling centers in Rasht city between  to . By Sampling method available,  people were selected and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Each group consisted of  people. The instruments used were the Cohen Perceived Stress Scale and the Schneider Marital Disorder. Data were analyzed using SPSS- software with multivariate analysis of covariance. The results showed that there was a significant difference between the mean post-test scores of the experimental and control groups of perceived stress (F and P <) and marital distress (F = and P <). The results showed Acceptance and commitment group therapy on perceived stress and marital turmoil in women with major depressive disorder seeking divorce was significant. It can be concluded that the interventions of this study are effective in reducing stress and marital distress in women with underlying officer disorder on the verge of divorce. The use of this treatment method in proceedings mental health measures is recommended for incompatible couples. It can also be used in family counseling and divorce prevention centers

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