論文

査読有り
2015年

Loving-Kindness Meditation to Target Affect in Mood Disorders: A Proof-of-Concept Study

EVIDENCE-BASED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
  • Stefan G. Hofmann
  • ,
  • Nicola Petrocchi
  • ,
  • James Steinberg
  • ,
  • Muyu Lin
  • ,
  • Kohki Arimitsu
  • ,
  • Shelley Kind
  • ,
  • Adriana Mendes
  • ,
  • Ulrich Stangier

記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1155/2015/269126
出版者・発行元
HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION

Conventional treatments for mood disorders primarily focus on reducing negative affect, but little on enhancing positive affect. Loving-kindness meditation (LKM) is a traditional meditation practice directly oriented toward enhancing unconditional and positive emotional states of kindness towards oneself and others. We report here two independent and uncontrolled studies carried out at different centers, one in Boston, USA (n = 10), and one in Frankfurt, Germany (n = 8), to examine the potential therapeutic utility of a brief LKM group intervention for symptoms of dysthymia and depression. Results at both centers suggest that LKM was associated with large-sized effects on self-reported symptoms of depression (d = 3.33 and 1.90), negative affect (d = 1.98 and 0.92), and positive affect (d = 1.63 and 0.94). Large effects were also found for clinician-reported changes in depression, rumination and specific positive emotions, and moderate effects for changes in adaptive emotion regulation strategies. The qualitative data analyses provide additional support for the potential clinical utility of the intervention. This proof-of-concept evaluation of LKM as a clinical strategy warrants further investigation.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 16

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/269126
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000356824700001&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1155/2015/269126
  • ISSN : 1741-427X
  • eISSN : 1741-4288
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000356824700001

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