Effectiveness of the emotional freedom technique on reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in women affected by marital infidelity

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https://doi.org/10.61838/

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marital infidelity, post-traumatic stress, emotional freedom

Abstract

Marital infidelity is associated with severe trauma to the spouse and usually causes symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This research was conducted with the aim of investigating the effectiveness of the emotional freedom technique on reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in women affected by marital infidelity.This is a single-case experimental study with a non-concurrent multiple baseline design. The present study population included all women affected by marital infidelity who had referred to Mehravar Counseling Center in Tehran in the fall and winter of 1401 due to some clinical symptoms caused by infidelity. 5 women were selected through purposive sampling and based on the results of the self-report scale of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (Foa, Riggs, Dancu and Rethbaum, 1993) and clinical interview. Church's emotional freedom technique (2014) was performed individually in 6 sessions of 30 to 45 minutes on the sample's forehead. The data analysis was conducted by using visual analysis (graph drawing), reliable change index, and recovery rate formula (increase rate) methods. The results using visual analysis (graph drawing), reliable change index, and recovery rate formula (increase rate) showed that the emotional freedom technique reduced the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in the treatment and follow-up stages. According to the results of the research, it is possible to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in people affected by marital infidelity by using the emotional release technique.

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Published

2023-10-01

How to Cite

Ghezelseflou, M., Navabinezhad, S., Rostami, M., & Parsakia, K. (2023). Effectiveness of the emotional freedom technique on reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in women affected by marital infidelity. Psychology of Woman Journal, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.61838/