The effect of psycho-educational intervention on improving ego imparement, human representation and indicators in patients with bipolar disorder
Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder is one of the most problematic disorders around the world. According to the long course and the tendency to relapse into this disease, effective psychological interventions are important. Aim: The present study was carried out with the aim of investigating the effectiveness of psycho-educational intervention on improving Ego impairment, human representation, and special indices in patients with bipolar disorder. Method: In this quasi-experimental tow-group study
... and control group), with measurements in pre-test, post-test and follow-up, 30 bipolar patients were selected from patients with bipolar disorder that were hospitalized in the present or past in the Kowsar psychiatric hospital in Semnan. They were randomly assigned to experimental group (n=15) and control group (N=15). Improvement of Ego impairement, poor human representation, good human representation and special indices were tested in every five stages of the pre-test, post-test and 3 follow -up phases by Rorschach test. Then the data were analyzed using repeated measures designs. Results: The findings indicated that Barcelona psycho-educational intervention is effective in improving Ego impairment, object relationships and thought process in patients with bipolar disorder. In addition, in reducing the effectiveness of this intervention method, the time factor is not affected (p< 0.05). Conclusion: The Barcelona psycho-educational intervention caused to improving Ego impairment, object relationships and thought process in patients with bipolar disorder.