Journal article

Acceptance- and mindfulness-based interventions for persons with psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jens Einar Jansen, John Gleeson, Sarah Bendall, Simon Rice, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez



BACKGROUND: Acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches have gained popularity in recent years. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of acceptance- and mindfulness-based therapies for persons with a psychotic or schizophrenia spectrum disorder. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, relevant databases were searched for published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) up to October 2018. Outcomes were severity of overall symptomatology, hospitalization, positive and negative symptoms, depression, anxiety, social functioning, quality of life, acceptance, mindfulness skills and safety of the interventions. RESULTS: Sixteen studies comprising 1268 people with ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge Dr. Ole Jakob Storebo for helpful discussions regarding the meta-analysis. The authors also thank authors who provided additional information and data including Dr. Andrew Gumley, Dr. Paul Chadwick, Dr. Christine Braehler, Dr. Mark Hayward and Dr. Clara Strauss. Dr. M. A.-J. is supported by the CR Roper Fellowship, Fac-ulty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Science, the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.