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Naghibi S H, Pourhosein R, Sarafraz M R, Sadeghinia A. Effectiveness of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy on defense mechanisms of patients with atopic dermatitis. Journal title 2023; 17 (3) : 5
URL: http://rph.khu.ac.ir/article-1-4263-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , prhosein@ut.ac.ir
3- Department of Psychology, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran.
4- Department of Dermatology, Razi Dermatology Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Defense mechanisms are a determining factor for the level of psychological pathology, and this is of particular importance in atopic dermatitis patients. The aim of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy on the defense mechanisms of patients with atopic dermatitis. The present study is a semi-experimental design of single subject type. The statistical population of this study included patients with atopic dermatitis who referred to Razi Hospital in Tehran in 2019, of which 5 people were selected through available sampling. These people underwent 10 individual sessions of intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy. Subjects completed the defense mechanisms questionnaire during the baseline phase, during the intervention, and during follow-up. To analyze the data, visual analysis and calculation of recovery percentage were used. According to the scores of the patients in the charts of changes, all patients showed an acceptable improvement in defense styles. The overall improvement rate of patients in underdeveloped, developed, and neurotic defense styles at the end of the intervention were 37.6%, 49.2%, and 40.4%, respectively, which indicates the effectiveness of short-term intensive dynamic psychotherapy in reducing Underdeveloped and neurotic defensive styles and increased defensive style are developed.
Article number: 5
Type of Study: Research | Subject: health Psychology
Received: 2022/09/22 | Accepted: 2023/05/21 | Published: 2023/01/5

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