Mindfulness Group Therapy Can Be as Good as Individual CBT for Many Psychiatric Symptoms

A new Swedish study shows that mindfulness group therapy is just as effective as individual CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) for the treatment of patients with a wide range of psychiatric symptoms, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, aggression, and paranoid ideation.

The study was conducted by researchers at the Center for Primary Healthcare Research (CPF) in Malmö, Sweden, a collaboration between Lund University and Region Skåne.

Although many people with mental health problems need psychotherapy, individual appointments can be very expensive, and the supply of therapists may not meet the growing demand for treatment. The new findings show that group therapy with a focus on mindfulness is a viable alternative treatment to CBT for the treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric symptoms.

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