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Meditation with yoga, group therapy with hypnosis, and psychoeducation for long‐term depressed mood: a randomized pilot trial

Meditation with yoga, group therapy with hypnosis, and psychoeducation for long‐term depressed... This randomized pilot study investigated the effects of meditation with yoga (and psychoeducation) versus group therapy with hypnosis (and psychoeducation) versus psychoeducation alone on diagnostic status and symptom levels among 46 individuals with long‐term depressive disorders. Results indicate that significantly more meditation group participants experienced a remission than did controls at 9‐month follow‐up. Eight hypnosis group participants also experienced a remission, but the difference from controls was not statistically significant. Three control participants, but no meditation or hypnosis participants, developed a new depressive episode during the study, though this difference did not reach statistical significance in any case. Although all groups reported some reduction in symptom levels, they did not differ significantly in that outcome. Overall, these results suggest that these two interventions show promise for treating low‐ to moderate‐level depression. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 64(7): 1–15, 2008. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Clinical Psychology Wiley

Meditation with yoga, group therapy with hypnosis, and psychoeducation for long‐term depressed mood: a randomized pilot trial

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
0021-9762
eISSN
1097-4679
DOI
10.1002/jclp.20496
pmid
18459121
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Abstract

This randomized pilot study investigated the effects of meditation with yoga (and psychoeducation) versus group therapy with hypnosis (and psychoeducation) versus psychoeducation alone on diagnostic status and symptom levels among 46 individuals with long‐term depressive disorders. Results indicate that significantly more meditation group participants experienced a remission than did controls at 9‐month follow‐up. Eight hypnosis group participants also experienced a remission, but the difference from controls was not statistically significant. Three control participants, but no meditation or hypnosis participants, developed a new depressive episode during the study, though this difference did not reach statistical significance in any case. Although all groups reported some reduction in symptom levels, they did not differ significantly in that outcome. Overall, these results suggest that these two interventions show promise for treating low‐ to moderate‐level depression. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 64(7): 1–15, 2008.

Journal

Journal of Clinical PsychologyWiley

Published: Jul 1, 2008

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