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Mindfulness training in a heterogeneous psychiatric sample: Outcome evaluation and comparison of different diagnostic groups

By Elisabeth H. Bos, Ria Merea, Erik van den Brink, Robbert Sanderman and Agna A. Bartels-Velthuis

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ObjectivesTo examine outcome after mindfulness training in a heterogeneous psychiatric outpatient population and to compare outcome in different diagnostic groups. MethodOne hundred and forty-three patients in 5 diagnostic categories completed questionnaires about psychological symptoms, quality of life, and mindfulness skills prior to and immediately after treatment. ResultsThe mixed patient group as a whole improved significantly on all outcome measures. Differential improvement was found for different diagnostic categories with respect to psychological symptoms and quality of life: Bipolar patients did not improve significantly on these measures. This finding could be explained by longer illness duration and lower baseline severity in the bipolar category. ConclusionMindfulness training is associated with overall improvement in a heterogeneous outpatient population. Differences in outcome between diagnostic categories may be ascribed to differences in illness duration and baseline severity

Topics: mindfulness training, depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, COGNITIVE THERAPY, STRESS REDUCTION, RELAPSE PREVENTION, CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, METAANALYSIS, TRIAL, OUTPATIENTS, MEDITATION
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1002/jclp.22008
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