Volume 20, Issue 104 (5-2013)                   Daneshvar Medicine 2013, 20(104): 77-84 | Back to browse issues page

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Noorbala F, Borjali A, Noorbala A A. The interaction effect between “Self-Compassion” and “Rumination” of depressed patients in “Compassion Focused Therapy”. Daneshvar Medicine. 2013; 20 (104) :77-84
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-701-en.html
Psychosomatic Ward, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Objective: The history of psychology is full of concepts evolved to upgrade and improve therapies and mental health. The Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) model is rooted in the concept of self-compassion in modern psychology. The purpose of this research is to study the effectiveness of CFT on depression, anxiety, and rumination of depressed patients according to their self-compassion trait.


Materials and Methods: This study is designed as experimental pretest-posttest with an equivalent control group. Nineteen depressed patients with available sampling were selected from a psychiatric clinic and randomly divided into two groups. The experiment group participated in 12 sessions of Compassion Focused Group therapy (CFT). All participants were assessed by Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Anxiety Scale (AS), Rumination Scale and Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) at the beginning, final session and two month after the intervention (follow-up study). Data were analysis by ANOVA and independent samples t-test with SPSS 18.




Results: According to data analysis, depression and anxiety of the experiment group significantly decreased in the follow-up study (p<0.05). In addition, the interaction between intervention and self-compassion was significant on the rumination.




Conclusion: This study showed that CFT could be an effective therapy on depression and anxiety of depressed patients. In addition, people who had higher levels of self-compassion benefited more from our intervention and their rumination decreased. On the other hand, people who had lower level of self-compassion experienced increased rumination.



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