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samimi Z, RAMESH S, AFZOON J, Kazemi Rezaei A. The Effectiveness of Emotional Working Memory Training on improvement memory of adolescents with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder . Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2017; 5 (1) :61-70
URL: http://jcp.khu.ac.ir/article-1-2581-en.html
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University , balini88@yahoo.com
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The failures of memory function in post-traumatic stress disorder and its relationship with severity of symptoms need to take new approaches to improve the memory performance in patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the Effectiveness of emotional working memory Training on improvement memory in adolescents with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For this purpose, 4 adolescents (M: 2 F: 2) were selected available sampling by using 2 instruments (SCID-I) & (IES-R) The selected people– one by one were under emotional working memory training during 20 sessions. All people were assessed during three stages (pre-training, post- training and 2 month follow up) by children' Wechsler Digit Span Test (direct and reverse). Data were analyzed using the indices for trend changes, slope and the visual inspection of the charts; recovery percent index and effect size were used to determine the clinical significance. The results showed that emotional working memory training lead to increase in ability of participants in memory from pretest to follow up who suffering from Post- Traumatic Stress Disorders. Regarding the current study, it can be said that emotional working memory training is an appropriate choice for increase in memory in adolescents suffering from Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/09/14 | Accepted: 2016/12/31 | Published: 2017/06/6

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