The Study of the Effectiveness of Mindfulness -Based Cognitive Therapy on Rumination, Depression and Executive Functions in Depressed Patients



Introduction: The study aimed to investigate the effect of Mindfulness -based cognitive therapy on rumination, depression and executive functions at college students with depression.

Method: In this experimental pretest-posttest study, thirty patients with Major Depressive Disorder were selected by convenience sampling and randomly assigned to experimental and control group. To measure the variables of the Beck Depression Inventory, rumination Nolen-Hoeksema and Stop-Signal Task was used and Multivariate analysis of variance was used to analyze the data.

Results: Data analysis showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy decreased rumination, depression and inhibition deficit in people with depression

Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it should be stated that the mindfulness not only affects the improving of psychological symptoms but also affects the executive functions and mechanisms underlying of neuropsychological depression.