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Case Report of Treatment of a Patient with Bipolar II Disorder through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Based on the Emotion-Goal Detachment
Fatemeh Zadehmohamadi1 , Faramarz Sohrabi 2, Emad Ashrafi1 , Jamal Shams3
1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran , sohrabi@atu.ac.ir
3- Department of Psychiatry, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
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Background & Objective: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe mood disorder. In this study adjunctive psychotherapy of cognitive-behavioral therapy based on emotion-goal detachment was developed and used to treat a patient with bipolar II disorder.
Case Report: A 24-year-old girl, who was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder participated in this study. When she was receiving pharmacotherapy, she went to a psychotherapy clinic and complained about depression symptoms. Her depression symptoms, matched the major depressive disorder (MDD) in accordance with DSM-IV-TR. She also complained about anxiety about her presence at the university.
Results: She participated in 18 weekly sessions of The Emotion-Goal- detachment -Based CBT along with pharmacotherapy. She regulated and pursued her goals during the therapy. At the end, she showed no symptoms of MDD in accordance with DSM-IV-TR criteria.
Conclusion: The proposed CBT model was meant to mitigate the effects of emotions on goal pursuit so that it will not be affected by emotional dysregulation.

Keywords: Bipolar disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion, Goal
Type of Study: case report | Subject: Clinical Psychology
Received: 2020/11/17 | Accepted: 2020/12/29
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