MINDFULNESS PRACTICE AND AMELIORATING DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS AMONG PTSD CLIENTS: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Gupt, Tenzing Yangdon, Dr. Sandeep Panchal

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This study examined the usefulness of Mindful Therapy. The assumption underlying in the current study was that mindfulness will bring positive changes in depressive symptoms among PTSD client. Depression was assessed by using Hamilton depression scale and mindfulness techniques used with the help of Mindful breathing and Mindful walking. The data were collected in pre and post test design on 80 participants of refugees who escaped from Tibet to India and stay at Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh, India). They all were diagnosed with PTSD by mental health professional at NGO (GU-CHUM-SUM), who provides the basic needs, education and counseling. Results revealed that there is a significant change in the depressive symptoms of the experimental group then the control group of participants who participated in the mindfulness practices. The differences in pre and post setting indicate that the mindfulness helps in treatment of PTSD.


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Mindfulness, Depression, & PTSD

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