Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   FALL 2010 , Volume 16 , Number 3 (62); Page(s) 289 To 289.
 
Paper: 

MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY (MBCT) IS MORE EFFECTIVE ON WHICH OF THE COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, OR SOMATIC DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS?

 
Author(s):  HANASABZADEH ESFAHANI M.*, YEKEH YAZDANDOOST R., ASGHARNEJHAD FARID A.A., GHARAI B.
 
* IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Objectives: Major depression (MDD) is one of the prevalent disorders and in research was one of the important aims. Purpose of present study was examining effectiveness of group MBCT as a new psychotherapeutic approach by inserting in relapse prevention of depression & treatment on cognitive affective somatic symptoms.
Method: Twenty six patients with MDD based on DSMIVR & SCID structured randomly assigned in two groups: experimental & control. All of patients tested by BDI & MBCT protocol during 10 sessions & 1 month follow up. Data were analyzed using ANOVA& ANCOVA.
Results: the deference between two groups in cognitive& affective symptoms was significant but there was not significant difference in somatic symptom of depression.
Conclusion: MBCT is effective on cognitive& affective symptoms of depression & its efficacy remains during follow up but this approach is not efficient on somatic symptoms of depression.

 
Keyword(s): MINDFULNESS, COGNITIVE THERAPY, SOMATIC SYMPTOMS, DEPRESSION
 
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