an exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness

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Unformatted text preview: or citation purposes) BMC Psychiatry 2006, 6:14 Results Participants Table 4 shows the profile of the individual participants. Three participants were male and ten female. The average age of the group was 43 (range 29–58). The average precourse BDI score was 36.0 (range 23–46) and pre-course BAI score 32.0 (range 10–49). A breakdown of ICD-10 diagnoses was as follows. A few participants mentioned the importance of commitment and self-help as an important part of recovery from depression. " I've always had the attitude that if I don't do it nobody else can do it for me. So you know, it was there and I wanted to try it and I got the opportunity to do it. So it was a sort of self help thing"-P9 • 11 participants had an ICD diagnosable depression, 9 of whom satisfied ICD-10 criteria for recurrent depressive disorder – current episode mild/moderate or severe. The other 2 participants with depression had primary diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder. "You have got to work at these things you know... downfall is I'm very undisciplined I don't follow things through"-P8 • 2 participants had mixed anxiety and depressive disorder and past histories of depression. One woman, who had struggled with severe anxiety and depression for 30 years, described having high expectations prior to starting the course and feeling disappointed afterwards. Two participants also had a past diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder given by a consultant psychiatrist. Two others probably had past diagnosis of PTSD and two individuals also divulged a history of significant childhood sexual abuse. Overall there was a significant degree of psychological morbidity in the group. Qualitative results Preconceptions, motivations and expectations While the majority of participants had past experience of some form of psychological intervention (10/13), ranging from counselling to relaxation exercises, and five had seen a psychiatrist, only one participant had past experience of meditation. Several pe...
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