university of isfshsn
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to compare cognitive analytic therapy [CAT] with medication, cognitive therapy [CT] with medication and medication alone on reduction of emotional liability, impulsivity and social instability in bipolar II disorder.Method: In this study, 3 groups of BMD II patients have been compared based on the three styles of therapy: 16 patients were assigned to CAT with medication, 16 patients to CT with medication and 16 patients medication alone. All of the patients completed "Psychological File Questionnaire" that assesses Traps, Dilemmas and Snags.Results: The findings of this study show significant differences between three groups of therapy. CAT with medication has significant effect on reduction of Traps, Dilemmas and Snags compare to CT with medication and medication alone.Conclusion: According to previous research, the result of this study shows significant effects of CAT with medication on reduction of emotional liability, impulsivity and social instability in bipolar II disorder. Such an effect was not found in medication only group.