Department of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, IR Iran
Department of Psychiatric, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Abstract Background: Social anxiety is anextremely harmful disorder aﬀectingmany aspects of life and causes limited capability of encoun- tering social situations among individuals. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the eﬃcacy of the uniﬁed transdiagnostic treatment on social anxiety and positive and negative aﬀect in students. Methods: The statistical population of this study included all female undergraduate studentswith social anxiety in Ahvaz Jundisha- pur University of Medical Sciences. 32 female undergraduate students of medical sciences university of Ahvazwere selected among thosewith social anxiety score of 19 ormore (cut-oﬀscore) throughmultistage randomsamplingmethodandwere randomly placed in experimental and control groups. Social phobia inventory (SPIN) and positive and negative aﬀect schedule (PANAS) were imple- mented on subjects of both groups before and after conducting the intervention. Uniﬁed transdiagnostic treatmentwas performed on the experimental group within 8 sessions of 90minutes, but the control group received no intervention. Data were analyzed by multivariate covariance analysis. Results: Results showed a signiﬁcant diﬀerence between experimental and control groups in terms of social anxiety and negative and positive aﬀect, and uniﬁed transdiagnostic treatmenthas reduced social anxiety and negative aﬀect and also has increased pos- itive aﬀect in experimental group. Conclusions: Itmay be concluded based on the results of this study that uniﬁed transdiagnostic treatment is eﬀective on recovery of social anxiety and negative and positive aﬀects among the students. Therefore, clinical therapists are advised to use this interven- tion.