Effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on depression symptoms and emotional schema inwomen with major depressive disorder
Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: September 20, 2015, 19 (4); e69861
September 19, 2015
Article Type: Original Article
May 19, 2015
July 28, 2015
M. Effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on depression symptoms and emotional schema inwomen with major depressive disorder,
J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci.
Background: mindfulness has an important role in depression. The present study investigatedthe impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on emotional schema and depression symptoms in women with major depressive disorder.
Method:In this experimental pretest-posttest study, twenty four patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) were selected by convenience sampling and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group received MBSR therapy over two months. Beck Depression Questionnaire and Leahy Emotional Schema Scale (LESS) were used to collect the data in the pre-test, post-test and two-month follow-up. Data were analyzed by mixed analysis of variance.
Results: MBSR significantly reduced the symptoms of depression (P<0.01) and maladaptive emotional schemas (p<0.01), and increased adaptive emotional schemas (P<0.01) in experimental group in the post-test and follow-up.
Conclusion:The results of this study revealed the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction in reducing the severity of depression and maladaptive emotional schema in depressed patients.
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