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| Published: December 25, 2014

Role of Mindfulness‐Based Cognitive Therapy in Alleviating Psychological Distress among Cancer Patients

Fatemeh Abdollahi ,

PhD Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Prof. Mahmood S. Khan

Professor, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.035/20140201

DOI: 10.25215/0201.035

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The purpose of this research was to examine the research literature on role of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in alleviating psychological distress among cancer patients. World Health Organization and medical experts have expressed alarm about constantly the growing problem of cancer patients in the world. The researcher emphasize that the diagnosis of cancer not only has obvious physical ramifications for the patient, but also the trauma of a diagnosis produces psychological problem such as somewhat hardly manageable distress as well, and in the face of psychological stressors that negatively impact the patient’s overall quality of life. The present study examined the results of various studies, for identifying the potential efficacy of MBCT as it could be applied to patients with cancer which presents psychological distress. Research on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has supported the safety and effectiveness of this approach might be used with distress associated problems among cancer patients also other studies obtained results signified the effectiveness of this therapy while dealing with cancer patients showed significant impact in alleviating different type of problems associated with this disease. It suggests need for a comprehensive solution that combines medical, psychological, social and behavioral approach to this complex problem in initiating the distress of cancer patients.  
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Fatemeh Abdollahi, Prof. Mahmood S. Khan @ fatima_psy81@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.035/20140201

DOI: 10.25215/0201.035

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 1, October-December, 2014

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