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Combining emotion regulation and mindfulness skills for preventing depression relapse : a randomized-controlled study
Elices, Matilde (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau)
Soler, Joaquim (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
Feliu Soler, Albert (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau)
Carmona, Cristina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psiquiatria i de Medicina Legal)
Tiana, Thais (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau)
Pascual, Juan C. (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau)
García-Palacios, Azucena (Universitat Jaume I)
Álvarez, Enric (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau)

Date: 2017
Abstract: Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills have become increasingly used to treat several psychiatric conditions, including major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of an intervention that combines emotion regulation and mindfulness skills of DBT to prevent depression relapse/recurrence. A total of 75 individuals (79% females; mean age, 52 years) with a diagnosis of MDD in complete or partial remission were recruited. Participants were randomly allocated either to an intervention combining emotion regulation and mindfulness skills (ER + M group, n = 37) or to a psychoeducative program (n = 38). After the 10-week treatment period, participants were followed for 1 year. Analyses were run in per-protocol (PP) and intention-to-treat (ITT) samples. The primary outcome measure was time to depression relapse/recurrence. ER + M training was not more effective than the control intervention in preventing depression relapse. However, PP and ITT analyses showed that participants trained in ER + M presented a significant reduction in depressive symptoms and overall psychopathology. Based on the PP and ITT analyses, neither of the interventions were related with an increase in dispositional mindfulness. More studies are needed to confirm the efficacy of ER + M to decrease depressive symptoms and overall psychopathology. Registered on 20 April 2016.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció ISCIII/PI07-1236
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció ISCIII/CD16/00147
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Mindfulness ; Emotion regulation ; Major depression ; Relapse ; Recurrence
Published in: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, Vol. 4 (july 2017) , ISSN 2051-6673

PMID: 28690851
DOI: 10.1186/s40479-017-0064-6


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