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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-7

The effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy in irrational believes treatment, anxiety among young male prisoners who have antisocial personality disorder in Ilam prison


Department of Psychology, Branch, Islamic Azad University of Ilam, Ilam, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Parisa Asmand
Department of Clinical Psychology, Branch, Islamic Azad University of Ilam, Ilam
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.147135

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Antisocial personality have some clear symptoms as impulsivity, unstable emotions, aggression, drinking, use of drug, early initiation of sexual behavior making some difficulties and problems in their relationship with family members and those who have interaction with them and at least in the society. According to the mentioned symptoms of this personality disorder in the present research, it has been tried to solve these problems by comparing with the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and rational emotional behavior therapy (REBT) in irrational treatment, anxiety among young male prisoners who have antisocial personality in Ilam prison. The present semi-experimental project has been done by pretest and posttest selected purposely 64 subjects that have been selected purposely between 18 and 40 years among male prisoners in Ilam prison. Three questionnaires have been used, which are as follow: Millon Clinical Questionnaire, Johns Irrational Beliefs and Back Anxiety Questionnaire. In the study of the effectiveness of the therapies, the results showed that DBT has affected on all irrational beliefs (P < 0.05) and REBT only has affected on changing some beliefs. There is not also a significant difference between pretest and posttest scores for treating the anxiety but, DBT is more efficient than REBT. According to the findings obtained appears to be a dialectical therapy, therapeutic efficacy. Is more efficient than REBT in irrational believes treatment, anxiety people with antisocial personality disorder.


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