The effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on psychological well-being and cognitive emotion regulation strategies in patients with depressive disorder

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Associate Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran.

2 M.A. Student of Psychology Department of psychology, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy training on psychological well-being and cognitive emotion regulation strategies in patients with chronic depressive disorder. By purposive sampling method, 30 patients with a diagnosis of chronic depressive disorder were admitted to the Aramesh Psychiatric Care Center in Tehran and randomly assigned to the experimental group (n = 15) and the control group (n = 15). The instruments included mindfulness-based cognitive therapy protocol (MBCT) by Garnfski et al. (2006) Cognitive Emotion Regulation and Ryff Psychological Well-Being Questionnaires (1989). The results of the analysis of covariance showed that at the level of p < .05 there was a significant difference in the variables of psychological well-being and cognitive emotion regulation between the experimental and control groups. In psychological well-being (F = 174.30, p < .05), and effect size equal to 0.87, in adaptive cognitive emotion regulation (F = 99.20, p < .05) and effect size (0.80), in cognitive emotion regulation incompatibility (F = 93.87, p < .05) and effect size (0.79) and a significant difference at the significance level of p < .05 were observed between the experimental groups and the control group. Therefore, mindfulness training had a significant effect on psychological well-being and cognitive emotion regulation of people with depressive disorder.

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