Volume 19, Issue 5 (12-2015)                   hmj 2015, 19(5): 345-353 | Back to browse issues page

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M. Aliakbari dehkordi, L. Haghshenas, A. Alipoor, T. Mohtashami. Effectiveness of problem solving therapy in reducing depression and premenstrual symptoms in women with premenstrual syndrome. hmj. 2015; 19 (5) :345-353
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1533-en.html
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Introduction: About 90 percent of women experience one of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms. PMS is identified with periodic relapse of a combination of physical, psychological and/or troublesome changes that occur during the luteal phase of menstruation cycle. One of psychological symptoms is depression. These symptoms influence on the quality of women relationships in family, workplace and society. Therefore, this research has done to study the effect of problem-solving treatment on reducing depression and premenstrual symptoms in girls with premenstrual syndrome.

Methods: Research design was pretest-posttest with the control group. Target population was all students of Tehran Payam Noor University from which 30 individuals with medium depression as well as with PMS were selected as sample through aimed random sampling and assigned randomly in two control and experimental groups. Research instruments were Beck Depression Inventory and Pre-Menstrual Syndrome Diagnosis Questionnaire. Problem-solving treatment was trained in the experimental group during 6 sessions, one hour per every week.


Leila Haghshenas, PhD.

Faculty of Human Sciences, Payame Noor University,

Tehran, Iran

Tel:+98 21 88907778



Results: Findings showed that problem-solving treatment influenced on reducing depression and premenstrual symptoms (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Because of the short duration of treatment and ease of training, problem-solving skill can lead to promoting individual mental health level. Therefore, problem-solving treatment is recommended by itself or along with pharmacotherapy in individuals, that pharmacotherapy is not considered or is insufficient.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medical
Received: 2016/03/15 | Accepted: 2016/03/15 | Published: 2016/03/15

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