International Journal of Yoga

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77--82

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in patients with bipolar affective disorder: A case series


Suvarna Shirish Joshi1, Mahendra Prakash Sharma1, Shivarama Varambally2 
1 Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahendra Prakash Sharma
Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India

The present investigation was undertaken to examine the effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on interepisodic symptoms, emotional regulation, and quality of life in patients with bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) in remission. The sample for the study comprised a total of five patients with the diagnosis of BPAD in partial or complete remission. Each patient was screened to fit the inclusion and exclusion criteria and later assessed on the Beck Depressive Inventory I, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale, Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II, and The World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment-BREF. Following preassessments, patients underwent 8–10 weeks of MBCT. A single case design with pre- and post-intervention assessment was adopted to evaluate the changes. Improvement was observed in all five cases on the outcome variables. The details of the results are discussed in the context of the available literature. Implications, limitations, and ideas for future investigations are also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Joshi SS, Sharma MP, Varambally S. Effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in patients with bipolar affective disorder: A case series.Int J Yoga 2018;11:77-82


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Joshi SS, Sharma MP, Varambally S. Effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in patients with bipolar affective disorder: A case series. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];11:77-82
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