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Cross-sectional relations between psychological inflexibility and symptoms of depression and anxiety among adults reporting migraines or risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Dindo L, Brandt CP, Fiedorowicz J. Cross-sectional relations between psychological inflexibility and symptoms of depression and anxiety among adults reporting migraines or risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Journal of contextual behavioral science. 2019 Jul 1; 13:1-6.

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Abstract:

Psychological inflexibility is a multifaceted construct reflecting a rigid dominance of psychological reactions over chosen values and contingencies in guiding action. Psychological inflexibility has been related to depressive and anxiety symptoms and has been studied as a target of treatment for different forms of psychopathology. This construct, however, remains understudied among some at-risk groups. To close this gap in knowledge, the current study examined cross-sectional relations between psychological inflexibility and (1) symptoms of depression among adults with migraines (n = 2936) and (2) symptoms of anxiety and depression among adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease (n = 921). Results indicate that psychological inflexibility significantly related to depressive and anxiety symptoms among these populations. Results are discussed in terms of treatment implications for such persons.





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