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The Effectiveness of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Female Sexual Dysfunctions
فرشید مرادیان1, جعفر حسنی2, مهدیه صالحی3, سید علی آذین2, فرناز کشاورزی ارشدی
1- دانشیار،‌ گروه روان‌شناسی بالینی، دانشکده روان‌شناسی و علوم تربیتی، دانشگاه خوارزمی، تهران، ایران
2- استادیار، گروه روان‌شناسی، دانشکده روان‌شناسی و علوم تربیتی، واحد تهران مرکزی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، تهران، ایران
3- استادیار، گروه ارتقای سلامت، پژوهشکده علوم بهداشتی جهاد دانشگاهی، تهران، ایران
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Aim and Background: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) in women with sexual dysfunctions resistant to common sex therapy (cognitive-behavioral and bio-medical), and evaluate improvement maintenance in follow-up. Methods and Materials: This study was based on a single-subject research design which consisted of screening and intervention. 5 patients entered the study with several inclusion criteria, and therapeutic screening was performed among female clients with sexual dysfunctions in Tehran, Iran. The participants underwent intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. Data were collected using Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), Sexual Quality of Life-Female (SQOL-F) questionnaire, and Subjective Evaluation of Partner’s Sexual Function (SEOPSF) scale. Findings: Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, in comparison to common sex therapy, improved sexual function among the participoants, and moveed them above the normal cut-off point. Moreover, this change led to significant promotion of their sexual quality of life. The trend of changes, when the first breakthrough to the unconscious occurred in a subject, showed considerable growth which could be the evidence for psychodynamic etiology of sexual dysfunction. The promotion of sexual function and sexual quality of life in subjects was remarkable during the 8 th week follow-up session. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that in such a condition, contemporary dynamic psychotherapy with an integrative, intensive, and short-term nature can be known as a suitable alternative for common sex therapy, and the intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy seems to be the best choice in this regard.
Keywords: Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Sexual dysfunctions, Treatment-resistant, Sex therapy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/02/8 | Accepted: 2018/04/15 | Published: 2018/04/15

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