A study of relationship between love with depression and anxiety in married individuals
International Clinical Neuroscience Journal,
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2014),
11 August 2014
Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the relationship between depression and anxiety with love
among married peoples. Methods: It was a post event study performed on 90 married peoples and the sample was randomly selected. Married people were invited to volunteer by calling and they were entered to study after filling consent form. Then participants were evaluated by demographic, Boston stern Norse Love, Beck Depression and Hamilton Anxiety questionnaires. Results: Based on the performance assessment of participants a significant inverse relationship was observed between love with depression and anxiety (P<0.05) and simulated love reduces depression and anxiety. Conclusion: Increased love was associated with reduced depression and anxiety. It seems mental disorders could be reduced by creating favorable positions for romantic sentiment in the family.
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