نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری گروه روانشناسی، واحد سمنان ،دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، سمنان، ایران
2 دانشیار گروه روان شناسی، واحد سمنان ، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، سمنان، ایران (نویسنده مسئول)
3 استادیار گروه روانشناسی، واحد سمنان، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، سمنان، ایران
4 استادیار گروه روانشناسی ، واحد سمنان، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، سمنان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention of Electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial direct current stimulation on Depression in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study and its research design was pre-test and post-test with a control group. Sixty PTSD veterans of Ahvaz Bustan Psychiatric Hospital participated in the present study as a sample and were randomly divided into three groups: electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial direct current stimulation and control. Experimental groups underwent treatment for 10 sessions. In the pre-test and post-test stages, all participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Bonferroni post hoc test. Significance level was considered p <0.05.
Results: There was no significant difference between the groups in the pre-test stage (p = 0.639) but in the post-test stage there was a significant difference between the groups (p = 0.001). The results of Bonferroni post hoc test showed that there was a significant difference between ECT group with tDCS (p = 0.001) and ECT with control (p = 0.0001) and tDCS with control (p = 0.0001).
Conclusion: Using ECT and tDCS approach can improve depression in veterans with PTSD. Using ECT is also more effective than tDCS to.