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.
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.
Mindfulness; Psychological Distress; Mental Health; Depressed Patients.