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The main purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy and relaxation technique in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). For this purpose, after screening 82 girls students, they were randomly divided into three groups: relaxation, cognitive-behavioral and control. Results showed the amelioration of PMS and PMDD with cognitive-behavioural therapy and relaxation technique but relaxation technique was a superior method. It can be recommended that the relaxation technique for relief of PMS and PMDD.
Keywords: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation technique, premenstrual syndrome.
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