The Impact of Well - Being Therapy on Symptoms of Depression

  •  Majid Moeenizadeh    
  •  Kiran Salagame    


Well Being Therapy (WBT) is a relatively modern technique of managing patients with Depression. Many
studies and researches have been conducted in this field to formally found the Positive Psychology, the goal of
which is to study the nature of wellbeing and the conditions, which stimulate them. The improvement shown by
patients who were managed with this technique lead to WBT based on Ryff’s multidimensional model of
psychological well-being. This article has been written to emphasize the novel applications of Psychotherapeutic
Strategy for patients suffering from depression. The objective of this therapy is to improve the level of
psychological well-being of patients. WBT has been executed in 10 sessions according to Ryff’s phases.
Methods: A sample of 40 patients was treated in 8session by WBT and CBT and assessed (BDI-II) for
specification of depression as pre and post tests. Results: Test-retest of WBT and CBT showed a more
significant effect between pre and post treatment and WBT is more effective than CBT. Conclusions: The results
suggested the feasibility and clinical advantages by adding WBT to the treatment of depression.

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