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Effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Body Scan Meditation: A Case Study of Alcohol Dependence Patient PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Shobha Yadav (M. Phil. Dept. of Clinincal Psychology, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India)

DIP: 18.01.126/20170403

DOI:10.25215/0403.126

The present study examines the effectiveness of body scan meditation of mindfulness based stress reduction on craving in patient with alcohol dependence. An inpatient of 36year old with diagnosis of alcohol dependence disorder as per ICD-10 DCR criterion was selected purposively, from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi. Following detoxification subject was evaluated for withdrawal symptoms, severity of alcohol dependence and craving. The subject was purposefully assigned for receiving body scan meditation, underwent 45 minutes guided meditation and 15 minutes discussion for one week. Patient showed significant reduction in craving after one week body scan meditation. Findings of current study shows that there is significant reduction in craving after one week of body scan meditation in alcohol dependence patient.

Keywords: Alcohol dependence, craving, Mindfulness, Pre-assessment, Post assessment.

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© 2017 Yadav S

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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Received: May 27, 2017; Revision Received: June 12, 2017; Accepted: June 30, 2017

How to cite this article: Yadav S (2017), Effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Body Scan Meditation: A Case Study of Alcohol Dependence Patient, International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 4, (3), DIP:18.01.126/20170403, DOI:10.25215/0403.126

 



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