Mindfulness Based Practices For Anger And Aggression By Individuals With Schizophrenia
This paper will be a critical review of the article “Shenpa and Compassionate Abiding: Mindfulness-Based Practices for Anger and Aggression by Individuals with Schizophrenia” written by Nirbhay N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, Bryan T. Karazsia, Alan S. W. Winton, Judy Singh, and Robert G. Wahler. This article was originally published in the 12th volume of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction published online in December 2013.
Purpose of Research
This study looked at the effectiveness of the mindfulness-based practices of Shenpa and Compassionate Abiding on the number of aggressive or angry outbursts of three individuals with different diagnoses under the schizophrenia disorder in the DSM-5. The study aimed to investigate the effect that learning, and then routinely practicing, Shenpa and Compassionate Abiding would have on the clients’ self-control over their aggressive reactions to feelings of anger.
The researchers of this study explained the increased propensity of individuals with schizophrenia to engage in aggressive (both verbal and physical) behavior. The researchers also cited the portrayal, in the media, of individuals with mental illness as unpredictable and violent as an additional reason they felt research on controlling aggression in populations with schizophrenia is important.
The researchers of this study do not explicitly define their research questions in the article text, rather it can be assumed based on…