Mathews Journal of Psychiatry & Mental Health

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Mindfulness Diminish Psychological Distress in Depressed Patients: A Sign of Mental Health

Momina Abid1*, Arooj Makki2

1Psychologist, Special Education Department, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan.

2Department of Applied Psychology Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

Corresponding Author: Momina Abid, Psychologist, Special Education Department, Government of the Punjab, Pakistan, Tel: +923320797788; E-Mail: Mominaabid11@gmail.com

Received Date: 11 Mar 2017   
Accepted Date: 31 Mar 2017  
Published Date: 04 Apr 2017  

Copyright © 2017 Abid M

Citation: Abid M and Makki A. (2017). Mindfulness Diminish Psychological Distress in Depressed Patients: A Sign of Mental Health. Mathews J Psychiatry Ment Health. 2(2): 013.

 

ABSTRACT

Mindfulness seems to be associated with improved mental health. This study investigated the relationship of mindfulness with psychological distress among depressed patients. Participants were 150 depressed patients and purposively selected those completed the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (Walach et al., 2006) and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (Kessler). Findings revealed that mindfulness was negatively correlated with psychological distress among depressed patients. Regression analysis shows the impact of mindfulness on psychological distress among depressed patients. The findings provided gender differences in mindfulness but no differences were founded for psychological distress in depressed patients.

 

KEYWORDS

Mindfulness; Psychological Distress; Mental Health; Depressed Patients.


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