The Effectiveness of Family-Centered Therapy Program on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder and the Marital Satisfaction of Their Parents

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student of Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Payam-e Noor University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor of Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents, University of Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The Effectiveness of Family-Centered Therapy Program on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder and the Marital Satisfaction of Their Parents. Method: The present research is a Quasi-Experimental study with experimental and control group. The research was investigation of Effectiveness of Family-Centered Therapy Program on the Mental Health of Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder and Marital Satisfaction of their parents. Measurement of mental health symptoms was performed by Initial Adaptive Schema Tests and Strengths and Difficulties Scale. Assessing their parents' Marital Satisfaction done by Afrouz Marital Satisfaction Scale. The data of the questionnaires were extracted and analyzed by Multivariable Analyze of Covariance (MANCOVA). The results presented that Family-Centered program affects Marital Satisfaction, Strengths and Difficulties, Initial Maladaptive Schemas of Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder in the Follow-up step. It is recommended to be considered this program as a complementary treatment for patients suffering from Bipolar disorder.

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