Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487

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Joan Diedrick Lund

Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Services, University MN Medical Center, MHealth Fairview, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA

  • Research Article   
    Mindfulness, Group therapy and Psychosis; Training Decreases Anxiety and Depression in Outpatients with a Psychotic Disorder in a Non-Randomized Within Group Comparison
    Author(s): Joan Diedrick Lund*

    The objective of this non-randomized, within-group comparison was to evaluate the addition of mindfulness as a new technique in an outpatient group therapy program with participants diagnosed with a psychotic spectrum disorder, alongside of cognitive behavioral therapy. Additional objectives were to replicate concepts from earlier works, to evaluate scores on depression and anxiety scales related to distressing psychosis, and to determine if participants’ responses were a mindfulness-based response or an experiential-avoidance response. Participants completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale, at admission and discharge. The first experiment compared matched scores of those who received mindfulness training plus standard psychiatric treatment (treatment as usual: TAU) against those who received TAU. The sec.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0487.21.11.388

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