Assessing the effectiveness of schema therapy on reducing depression symptoms in women with obsessive-compulsive disorder
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of schema therapy on depression symptoms in women with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) of Tehran city. Research method was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest control group design. The population of the research were women with OCD of Tehran city, from the mentioned population, 30 people were selected by convenience sampling that they were equally and randomly classified into two control and experimental groups. Before the beginning of schema therapy sessions for the experimental group, both groups responded to questions of depression inventory. Then schema therapy sessions were held in 10 sessions for the experimental group, but control group did not receive any intervention; immediately after the experimental intervention for experimental group was finished, depression test was conducted for both groups and necessary data were collected to examine research hypotheses. The results of research by using one-way covariance method showed the significant effectiveness of schema therapy on reducing depression in women with OCD.