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Mindfulness-based focused attention training versus progressive muscle relaxation in remitted depressed patients: Effects on salivary cortisol and associations with subjective improvements in daily life

Beddig, Theresa; Timm, Christina; Ubl-Rachota, Bettina; Zamoscik, Vera; Ebner-Priemer, Ulrich; Reinhard, Iris; Kirsch, Peter; Kuehner, Christine

Abstract (englisch):
Major Depression is a stress-related disorder characterized by altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function. Mindfulness-based interventions have shown to improve subjective parameters of stress and to reduce relapse rates in depressed patients. However, research on their effects on diurnal patterns of cortisol and associations with subjective outcomes is lacking. The present Ambulatory Assessment study investigated possible changes in daily rhythm cortisol parameters (cortisol awakening response (CAR), daily slope, total cortisol) in currently remitted individuals with recurrent depression who were randomized to a four-week mindfulness-based focused attention training (MBAT, n = 39) or a progressive muscle relaxation training (PMR, n = 39). A second aim was to investigate whether changes in cortisol were linked to improvements in affective and cognitive daily life states. On three weekdays before and after the intervention, seven saliva cortisol samples per day were collected. For analysis, multilevel models were applied. Results revealed no group-specific or general change in CAR and daily slopes from pre- to postintervention. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 03.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0306-4530
KITopen-ID: 1000123942
Erschienen in Psychoneuroendocrinology
Band 113
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 104555
Schlagwörter Ambulatory assessment; Cortisol; HPA axis; Mindfulness-based intervention; Negative affect; Rumination
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