Comparison of the effectiveness of schema therapy and Neuro-linguistic programming on reducing anxiety and improve social functioning in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Fariba Mohammadi1, Omid Moradi PH.D*2
: The purpose of this study was to compare schema therapy and neuro-linguistic planning on reducing anxiety in the patients with pervasive anxiety disorder. The semi-pilot research pattern was a type of pretest-posttest and control group. The statistical population of the include all of the patients with pervasive anxiety disorder that visited in the imam hospital of divandareh city in the first half of 1394. For this purpose 30 patients (male and fmale) with pervasive anxiety disorder were selected based on DSM-5 criterions and 7 questions of pervasive anxiety disorder (GAD-7) scale and they were randomly divided into three groups، include schema therapy group، neuro-linguistic planning group and control group. Schema therapy group were trained 10 session (90minutes) neuro-linguistic group were trained 8 session (90minutes) according to the protocol. Data analized by using multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). Results showed that there are significant differences between anxiety scores of schema therapy group and neuro-linguistic planning group with control group. These means that the post test of two experimental groups were reduced than the control group،but there were no significant difference between two experimental groups. Conclusion: it can be concluded from the result of these study that interventions based on schema therapy and neuro-linguistic planning is phanning is effective in the reducing of anxiety.