Backgrounds & Aims: Psychological interventions can have a decreasing effect on the symptoms of patients with somatoform disorders via improving psychological, social and familial status of the patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) reducing neurological signs in patients with somatoform vertigo.
Materials & Methods: This was a case-control research with pre-test, post-test and follow up phases. The sample consisted of 28 patients with somatoform vertigo according to the diagnosis of neurologist. They were randomly selected and then assigned into two groups of experimental and control. The DASS test was used on both groups in all phases. The experimental group received CBSM for 10 sessions, each session 2 hours, for a period of 2.5 months. The data was analyzed by ANCOVA via SPSS.
Result: The mean of neurological signs was significantly decreased in the experimental group
Conclusion: It is suggested that cognitive behavioral stress management have had a positive effect on decreasing neurological signs in patients with somatoform vertigo.
SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2017: 27(10): 870 ISSN: 1027-3727