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methamphetamine abuse is a challenging issue in health system, although the antipsychotic drugs are the choice of treatment of this condition, but psychotheraputic interventions can be effective on clinical symptoms. spiritual- religious group therapy interventions reported effective on mental status of male patients with methamphetamine induced psychotic disorder.
Objectives and Aims
This study aimed to assess the effect of spiritual religious group therapy on mental status of male patients with methamphetamine induced psychotic disorder.
28 male inpatinets with methamphetamin induced disorder were participated in this experimental study divided equally into 2 intervention(14 patients) and control(14 patinets) gruops. Intervention group attended in 12 spiritual-religious group therapy sessions for 4 weeks while control group gathered in 12 sessions with no intervention. Data collected by Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS). Chi- Square and Independent T-Test were used for data analysis.
Average score of intervention group decreased from 84.07 to 64.14, which shows significant diffrences after intervention in this group(p<0.001), while control group showed no significant differencescompared to intervention group.(81/14to78/57). And there was also a significant difference between the two groups (p< 0.001).
The results showed that spiritual religious group therapy can be effective on improvement of the mental status of male patients with methamphetamine induced psychotic disorder
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