Effects of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on Emotional Processing (MESI)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03358056|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 30, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2017
Background: In the last 30 years mindfulness-based approaches have been extensively used for a variety of mental disorders, including affective disorders characterized by emotional instability. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week intervention that combines mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioural therapy. Although changes in emotional processing have been postulated as one of mindfulness mechanisms of action, the effects of mindfulness-based programs on objective tasks of emotional processing have been poorly studied.
Objective: To explore the effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on emotional processing in a sample of individuals with emotional instability attended in a mental-health public service.
Methods: The sample (n = 30) will be recruited from public mental-health outpatient centers in Barcelona, Spain. Inclusion criteria: 1) high emotional instability defined as scores above 96 on the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS), 2) age between 18 and 65 years, 4) no prior experience with mindfulness/meditation. Exclusion criteria: 1) risk of suicide (attempted suicide in the last year or current suicidal ideation). Psychotropic medication will be permitted, as long as there are no changes in dose/type during the study period.
Measures Diagnostic measures (MINI, DERS, CGI) and a complete medical register will be collected prior inclusion in the study. Additional measures on personality (ZKPQ) and temperament (Temps-A) will be collected as well.
Emotional processing task: Participants will complete the FERT task at two time points: baseline (pre-treatment) and 8 weeks (post-treatment).
In addition, participants will complete the following assessments (pre-and-post- treatment):
- Depressive Symptoms (QIDS-16)
- Anxiety Symptoms (STAI)
- Mindfulness (FFMQ and EQ).
Treatment Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a manualized, 8 weeks-group-based training derived from mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In MBCT participants are trained in how to be more aware of their bodily sensations, thoughts and feelings associated with negative emotional states. Mindfulness exercises and cognitive-behavioral skills are practiced both during the sessions and through homework assignments. The program is structured in 2.30 h group sessions over 8 consecutive weeks.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Unipolar Depression Anxiety Disorders Adjustment Disorders Emotional Instability||Behavioral: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effects of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on Emotional Processing|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 1, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 1, 2018|
|Experimental: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy||
Behavioral: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a manualized, 8 weeks-group-based training derived from mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In MBCT participants are trained in how to be more aware of their bodily sensations, thoughts and feelings associated with negative emotional states. Mindfulness exercises and cognitive-behavioral skills are practiced both during the sessions and through homework assignments. The program is structured in 2.30 h group sessions over 8 consecutive weeks.
- Facial Emotion Recognition Task [ Time Frame: 8 past weeks ]Computarized facial emotion recognition task
- Quick Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: 1 past week ]Inventory for assessing depressive symptoms
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03358056
|Contact: Matilde Elices, Dr||+34 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parc de Salut Mar||Recruiting|
|Barcelona, Spain, 08003|
|Contact: Matilde Elices, Dr +34 646096104 email@example.com|