Development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Islamic Concepts for Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

Humera Asghar
2021 Pakistan Social Sciences Review  
This paper engages with the Islamic treatment of the psychological disorders like depression and anxiety. To be more precise in this study cognitive behaviour therapy was developed with Islamic concepts for the treatment of patients of anxiety and depression. Cognitive behaviour therapy with Islamic concepts was developed by addition of Quranic Ayaat and Ahaadiis of Prophet Muhammad PBUH in the techniques of regular CBT. These Ayaat and Ahaadiis were used for cognitive restructuring of the
more » ... tive errors in the patients of Anxiety and Depression. The pilot study was also conducted on three clients to check the efficacy of newly developed CBT with Islamic concepts. The post-test results showed efficacy of CBT with Islamic concepts. Pre-test, post-test experimental research method was used. In the quantitative analysis t-test results showed efficacy of CBT with Islamic concepts. Qualitative analysis of the verbatim of the clients was done using Interpretative phenomenological Analysis. Themes deduced showed that Islamic content in the CBT like Ayaat and Ahaadiis helped the clients in cognitive restructuring of their cognitive errors and which helped in their overcoming of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
doi:10.35484/pssr.2021(5-ii)54 fatcat:qxigxtp3s5eurcu5z3wslkgeea