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The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral intervention for women who have survived Intimate Partner Violence: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression

[Speaker] Moreno-vargas, Nidia I:1
[Co-author] García-meraz, Melissa:2, González-fragoso, Claudia M:1
1:Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (Mexico), 2:Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

A cognitive-behavioral intervention was conducted in a group of 11 women who reported experienced Intimate Partner Violence and diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. All the participants are in shelters with governmental support. The entire participant answered the Scale of Severity of symptoms for PTSD, Beck Depression Inventory and the Self-Esteem Scale Rosenberg. A cultural, cognitive-behavioral intervention was derived and conducted in 8 sessions. After that, the participants answered again the Scales. In order to obtain the efficacy of the intervention, scales scores pre and post intervention were compared. Results showed effects in the following scales: Severity Scale PTSD symptoms, avoidance symptoms, Arousal t. Self-Esteem Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Innadaptive Scale and Re-experiencing Symptoms. The intervention program was effective in reducing the severity of symptoms of PTSD, as well as levels of depression, inadequacy and increased self-esteem in women who have experienced IPV.
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