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mahmoudi M, naderi Y, masoudzadeh A. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in Patients with Panic Disorder: A randomized control trial . J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2017; 27 (11) :950-958
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3600-en.html

associate professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran , masoudzadeh@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Since mindfulness may be effective in basic mechanisms of panic disorder, this study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as an adjunct to drug treatment in patients with panic disorder.

Materials & Methods: This pre-experimental study included pre-test/post-test control group (waiting list) and follow-up. Thirty panic patients were selected and randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. Both groups had the same type and dose of medication. The experimental group received MBCT and the control group were on a waiting list. The panic belief inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the Beck Depression Inventory were used to collect the data and then the data were analyzed using covariance analysis.

Results: After treatment, scores of the experimental group patients revealed significant reduction in severity of symptom, anticipatory anxiety, body catastrophizing, emotional catastrophizing and self-discontent subscales of panic disorder (p<0.05). Also, the changes in two-month follow up were persistent.

Conclusion: Therefore, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, by affecting cognitive mechanisms and components that are involved in panic disorder, can be effective in improvement of patients with panic disorder.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2017: 27(11): 958 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Clinical trials | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/09/21 | Accepted: 2017/01/3 | Published: 2017/02/15

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