Attachment-based compassion therapy for reducing anxiety and depression in fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia patients often experience anxiety and depressive symptoms; however, validated interventions show only limited efficacy. This pilot study analyzed the effects of a 16-session version of attachment-based compassion therapy (ABCT-16) for improving anxiety and depressive symptomatology, as well as self-compassion and decentering, in 11 fibromyalgia patients. Scales were assessed at four time points: baseline, after sessions 8 and 16, and 3.5 months after the completion of the program. Significant improvements were found in all outcomes after the program, and most remained significant in the follow-up assessment. Our preliminary results suggest that ABCT-16 can be effective for improving anxiety and depressive symptomatology in fibromyalgia patients. Nonetheless, further studies with larger samples and control groups are necessary to confirm these results.
61 - Medicina
616.8 - Neurologia. Neuropatologia. Sistema nerviós
Teràpia de compassió basada en l'aferrament
Terapia de compasión basada en el apego
Attachment-based compassion therapy
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Santos, Alicia; Crespo, Iris; Pérez-Aranda, Adrián [et al.]. Attachment-based compassion therapy for reducing anxiety and depression in fibromyalgia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022, 19, 8152. Disponible en: <https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/13/8152>. Fecha de acceso: 30 sep. 2022. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19138152
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