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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Nov;17(4):241-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.04.007. Epub 2011 May 25.

Meditation for the management of adjustment disorder anxiety and depression.

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Department of Holistic Medicine, H.I.H.T. University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jollygrant Doiwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. himmalini@rediffmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the effect of Meditation training on patients with adjustment disorder with anxiety and depression.

METHOD:

In a pre-test/post-test control group design, patients (N = 30) with adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depression, were screened through a Clinical Global Impression-severity/Improvement Scale, Beck's Anxiety, Beck's Depression Inventory, and Global Assessment of Functioning. Sessions of meditation training (28 weeks) were held using the model of Yoga Meditation. The difference of means (pre- and post-assessment) was tested using a paired t-test method.

RESULTS:

Experimental group and control groups were similar at base line, whereas after concluding the 28th week of meditation practice a significant mean difference (t value: CGI-S 2.47 > .05; CGI-I2.82 > 0.05; BAI 17.58 > 0.05; BDI 10.13 > 0.05; GAF 12.29 > 0.05) was found between both groups. There was an incremental change in selected assessment parameters in both groups. But changes were more significant in pre- and post-assessment of experimental group.

PMID:
21982141
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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