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Effectiveness of Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy on Cognitive-Behavioral Avoidance and Mental Rumination in Comorbidity of Social Anxiety and Depression Patients
E. GHadampour1, P. Radmehr 2, L. Yousefvand3
1- Psychology Department, Literature & Humanities Faculty, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
2- Psychology Department, Literature & Humanities Faculty, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran , radmehr.p12@gmail.com
3- Educational Management Department, Literature & Humanities Faculty, Lorestan University, Lorestan,
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Aims: As one of the most prevalent disorders in the adolescents, the comorbidity of social anxiety disorder and depression leads to bad outcomes for them. The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the midfulness-based cognitive therapy on the cognitive-behavioral avoidance and mental rumination in patients with comorbidity of social anxiety and depression.

Materials & Methods: In the controlled follow-up pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study, 30 female high-school students with the social anxiety and depression comorbiduty were studied in Khorramabad in the academic year 2015-16. The subjects, selected via purposeful sampling method, were randomly divided into two 15-person groups including experimental and control groups. Data was collected by  the structured clinical interview for Axis 1 disorders, the social anxiety questionnaire for the adolescents, Beck depression inventory- second edition, the cognitive-behavioral avoidance scale, and the ruminative responces scale. Eight 2-hour group mindfulness-based cognitive-therapy training sessions (one session per week) were conducted in experimental group, while control group received no intervention. Finally, posttest was conducted in both groups and a follow-up step was conducted 2 month latter. Data was analyzed by SPSS 19 software using multi-variable covariance analysis test.

Findings: The mean scores of the cognitive-behavioral avoidance and mental rumination items in the posttest and follow-up steps significantly decreased in experimental group compared to control group (p<0.01).

Conclusion: The mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduces the cognitive-behavioral avoidance, as well as the mental rumination, in the patients with the social anxiety and depression comorbidity.

Keywords: Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Avoidance, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2016/05/20 | Accepted: 2016/11/8 | Published: 2017/03/11
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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.hms.23.2.141


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GHadampour E, Radmehr P, Yousefvand L. Effectiveness of Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy on Cognitive-Behavioral Avoidance and Mental Rumination in Comorbidity of Social Anxiety and Depression Patients. Horizon Med Sci . 2017; 23 (2) :141-148
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