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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a Treatment for Chronic Tinnitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Laurence McKenna; Elizabeth Marks; Christopher A Hallsworth; Roland Schaette;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, volume 86, pages 351-361 (issn: 0033-3190, eissn: 1423-0348, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: S. Karger AG
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is experienced by up to 15% of the population and can lead to significant disability and distress. There is rarely a medical or surgical target and psychological therapies are recommended. We investigated whether mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could offer an effective new therapy for tinnitus. METHODS: This single-site randomized controlled trial compared MBCT to intensive relaxation training (RT) for chronic, distressing tinnitus in adults. Both treatments involved 8 weekly, 120-min sessions focused on either relaxation (RT) or mindfulness meditation (MBCT). Assessments were completed at baseline and at treatment commencement 8 ...
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Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
free text keywords: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Relaxation, Tinnitus, Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Tinnitus, medicine.symptom, Distress, Severity of illness, Cognitive therapy, medicine.medical_treatment
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