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jcmh 2015, 2(3): 21-37 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Emotional Working Memory Training in cognitive and affective Control of Adolescents with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Zobair samimi , Jafar Hasani, Moslem Kord Tamini, Javad Afzoon
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Background and purpose: Cognitive and emotional problems as well as deficiencies highlight the need for new methods of therapy in adolescents with PTSD. The aim of this study was to investigate the Effectiveness of emotional working memory Training on cognitive and affective Control ability in adolescents with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).

Method: The Statistical population this study was all adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder in the city of Karaj, in the 94-93 school year. Based on the framework of single case by using multiple –baselines, 3 adolescents (M: 1 F: 2) were selected available sampling by using 2 instruments (SCID-I) & (IES-R) from one of the Educational child care center in city of Karaj. The selected people– one by one were under emotional working memory training during 20 sessions. All people were assessed during three stages (pre-training, during therapy and 2 month follow up) by Data were analyzed using the indices for trend changes, slope and the visual inspection of the charts; the Cohen's d, recovery percent index and effect size were used to determine the clinical significance.

Result: The data analysis showed that emotional working memory training is significantly effective in increasing of cognitive and affective control ability in adolescent with PTSD.

Conclusion: Regarding the current study, it can be said that emotional working memory training is an appropriate choice for increase in cognitive and affective Control in adolescents suffering from Post- Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).

Keywords: Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Cognitive and Affective Control, Emotional Working Memory
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/19 | Accepted: 2015/08/14 | Published: 2015/12/8
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samimi Z, Hasani J, Kord Tamini M, Afzoon J. The Effectiveness of Emotional Working Memory Training in cognitive and affective Control of Adolescents with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). jcmh. 2015; 2 (3) :21-37
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Volume 2, Issue 3 (Vol2 No3 Fall 2015 - 2015) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه سلامت روان کودک Quarterly Journal of Child Mental Health
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