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Efficacy of 'Positive Psychology Based Mindfulness CBT' in adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Authors Akshay Kumar, Swasti S. Vohra
Abstract Introduction: Anxiety disorders are thought to be caused and maintained in part by a disturbance in information processing that leads to an overestimation of danger or perceived threat and an associated underestimation of personal ability to cope, in recent in recent times it has been thought that Positive Psychology could play a crucial role in treating Anxiety Disorder, The current research is based on the principles of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT) coupled with mindfulness meditation to treat anxiety. Objective: To Study the efficacy of the approach, Positive Psychology Based Mindfulness CBT to overcome anxiety, also to test the efficacy of CBT and Mindfulness alone in comparison. Methods: The study was conducted to identify the efficacy of new novel approach ‘Positive Psychology based Mindfulness CBT’ on adults with generalized anxiety disorder. It was a cross-sectional prospective study. The sample for the study was recruited from the patients attending the adult psychiatric OPD of the department of Psychiatry GTB HOSPITAL, Delhi and fulfilling the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for assessment anxiety disorder. The study was conducted on a minimum of 120 subjects attending the psychiatric OPD of the department of Psychiatry GTB HOSPITAL, Delhi. The subjects were selected on the circumstantial ground, namely the incoming of the patient in the OPD, furthermore based on their education status the cases were either selected for CBT or mindfulness. Results: The findings of the study conclude that both Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)and Mindfulness are positively related and reduced anxiety while increases peace. The results are more reliable as three different scales were used to analyze the efficacy of reducing panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Conclusion: From the study it is evident that Positive Psychology based Mindfulness CBT intervention would reduce the anxiety and increases peace. KEYWORDS: Positive Psychology, Happiness, Wellbeing.
Year 2017
Month January
Volume 6
Issue 1
Published On 10 Jan 2017
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