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Kaviani H, Javaheri F, Bahiray H. Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Reducing Automatic Thoughts, Dysfunctional Attitude, Depression And Anxiety: A Sixty Day Follow-Up. Advances in Cognitive Science. 2005; 7 (1) :49-59
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-117-en.html
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Objective: This study aimed to examine the efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in reducing and preventing automatic thoughts, dysfunctional attitudes, depression and anxiety. 
Method: In this experiment sixty-five female students residing at  Esfahan   University  dormitories were randomly selected and allocated in the experimental and control groups. MBCT was carried out in 8 two-hour sessions for the experimental group. Both the experimental and control groups completed Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) and Automatic Thought Questionnaire (ATQ) in the first, forth, and eighth (1st follow-up) sessions and 60 days fater the last session. No education was provided for the control group. 
Results: Analysis of variance with repeated measures showed that MBCT was effective in reducing depression, anxiety, dysfunctional attitude and automatic thoughts. Also, this therapeutic method can play a crucial role in preventing depression and anxiety. 
Conclusion: MBCT seems to be effective through "attention control training" leading to the prevention of depression and anxiety. The possible implications of the present findings will be discussed.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2004/11/17 | Accepted: 2005/01/17 | Published: 2005/03/21

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