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| Published: September 25, 2016

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness: hope for Depression

Monica Sharma

Research Scholar, IIS University, Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Asha Hingar

Retired Professor of Psychology, University Of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. I.D. Gupta

Professor, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.042/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.042

ABSTRACT

Depression is the common cold of mental disorders. It is one of the main issues that needs to receive a great deal of attention in order to create grounds to be prevented or cured.  It is interesting to note that there is extensive literature emphasising the role and effectiveness of CBT as the treatment of depression. But few researchers talk about combined effect of CBT and Mindfulness. So to reduce this gap the present study aims to examine the application of CBT and Mindfulness to reduce the symptoms of Depression. This study adopts CBT and Mindfulness together in a case of 40 year old, married, educated woman experiencing depression from last 5 years. She was having difficulty in performing her everyday tasks and managing her work. Detailed therapy sessions were conducted to resolve the issues. The analysis of data revealed that both the techniques when used in combination were effective in reducing depression experienced by the client as there was significant reduction in the level of depression she suffered and reduced stress levels.

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Monica Sharma @ psychologist.monica@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.042/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.042

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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