The Effectiveness of dream therapy on the treatment of obsessive - compulsive disorder

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Jamshid Sheikhlarabadi


Introduction: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder, with a lot of complexity, its lack of treatment has a great impact on the quality of life of the individual and his or her relatives. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of dream therapy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Method: 18 patients (Female) with obsessive-compulsive disorder among the clients of the clinic who had the highest scores in the obsessive-compulsive Moudsley Inventory, and also were not subject to any other therapeutic or psychological treatment. They were randomly divided into two groups of 9. The obsessive-compulsory Moudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) was taken from both groups in pre-test and post-test. For the experimental group, the first stage of dream therapy was performed in 7 sessions of 90 minutes, but the control group did not receive any treatment. Findings: Using Kolmogorov–Smirnov test, it was determined that the data were not normal therefore, Mann–Whitney U test was used. The mean of experimental and control groups before and after the implementation of the therapeutic method showed that the dream therapy has a great influence on the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Conclusion: The method of dream therapy is effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

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