Mindfulness Group Therapy Can Treat Psychiatric Disorders: Study

by Hannah Joy on  April 17, 2017 at 6:31 PM Mental Health News
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Mindfulness group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy have an equally positive effect in treating an individual with psychiatric disorders, reveals a new study.
Mindfulness Group Therapy Can Treat Psychiatric Disorders: Study
Mindfulness Group Therapy Can Treat Psychiatric Disorders: Study

Meditation always helps and is part of the treatment for a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders.

The results suggests that various scales measured, among others, symptoms of depression, general anxiety, stress and somatization, obsessive-compulsive disorder, interpersonal sensitivity, aggression, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation and psychoticism.

There was no difference in treatment effect between the two groups. Group therapy with mindfulness can be a viable alternative treatment, which at the same will free up resources in healthcare to be used more efficiently.

"Our new research shows that mindfulness group therapy has the equivalent effect as individual CBT for a wide range of psychiatric symptoms that are common among this patient group," said lead researcher Jan Sundquist.

The team included 215 patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. They studied a broad range of psychiatric symptoms and how these symptoms changed during the treatment.

The results showed that the average score for all 15 different subscales/indexes in the various questionnaires decreased significantly in both scales.

"As mental illnesses are increasing at a very fast rate it is absolutely essential to expand the treatment alternatives for this patient group in primary healthcare. Our view is that the scarce resources should be partly reallocated to mindfulness group therapy so that the limited availability of individual psychotherapy can be utilized in an optimal fashion," concluded Sundquist.



Source: ANI

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