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The present study was conducted with the aim of investigate the effect of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) on depression in infertile women. For this purpose among all the women who had referred to Mehr Proffetionl Clinic during 4 months in Rasht with using Beck Depression Inventory 30 people who had high depression randomly selected and randomly assigned to two 15 subjects experimental and control groups. After an initial assessment of participants' depression, the experimental group went under CBT for 8 sessions of 90 minutes and control group did not receive any intervention. Finally, participants' depression was measured again. Findings from the analysis of covariance showed that CBT significantly has improved the depression in experimental group in comparison with control group. According to findings in present research it can be concluded that CBT can be used as an effective intervention method in women with high depression.
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Author(s): Tahereh Hamzeh Pour
infertility, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), depression