The Effectiveness of Spiritual-Religious Psychotherapy on Depression, Basic Psychological Needs and Life Satisfaction in Patients with HIV

  • Zeynab RostamiNasab DolatAbadi Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Human Science, University of Jiroft, Jiroft, Iran
  • Nahid Alizadeh Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Alborz, Alborz, Iran.
  • Shaniya Haghighat Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran.
  • Fereshteh SardarZadeh Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Karaj, Karaj, Iran.
Keywords: Depression, HIV, Life Satisfaction, Psychological Basic Needs, Spiritual-Religious Psychotherapy


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Background and Objective: HIV not only disrupts the routine life of those affected, but also negatively influences their mental health. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of spiritual-religious psychotherapy on depression, fulfillment of basic psychological needs and satisfaction with life among people with HIV.

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