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Title: Dejian mind-body intervention on depressive mood of community-dwelling adults : a randomized controlled trial
Authors: Chan, AS
Cheung, MC
Tsui, WJ
Sze, SL
Shi, D
Keywords: Cognitive-behavior therapy
Tai-chi exercise
Relaxation response
College-students
Cardiorespiratory function
Medicine intervention
Blood-pressure
Efficacy
Meditation
Disorders
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, 2011, v. 2011, 473961, p. 1-8 How to cite?
Journal: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine 
Abstract: The present study evaluated the effectiveness of a short-term mind-body intervention program on improving the depressive mood of an adult community sample. Forty adult volunteers with various degrees of depressive mood were randomly assigned to the experimental group (Dejian Mind-Body Intervention, DMBI) and control group (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, CBT). For each group, a total of four 90-min weekly sessions were conducted. Treatment-related changes were measured using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), an electroencephalographic indicator of positive affect (i.e., prefrontal activation asymmetry), and self-report ratings on physical health. Results indicated that both the DMBI and the CBT group demonstrated significant reduction in depressive mood. However, among individuals with moderate to severe depressive mood at baseline, only those in the DMBI but not the CBT group showed significant reduction in depressive mood. Besides, only the DMBI group demonstrated a significant increase in prefrontal activation asymmetry, suggesting increase in positive affect. While most psychological therapies for depressive mood normally take several months to show treatment effect, the present findings provided initial data suggesting that the DMBI was effective in improving depressive mood of community adults after 1 month of training.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/6588
ISSN: 1741-427X
EISSN: 1741-4288
DOI: 10.1093/ecam/nep043
Rights: Copyright © 2011 Agnes S. Chan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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