MBCT May Help Reduce Risk Of Repeated Bouts Of Depression

HealthDay (4/27, Preidt) reports that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) “may help reduce the risk of repeated bouts of depression,” the findings of a 1,300-patient meta-analysis published online April 27 in JAMA Psychiatry indicate. After examining the data from 10 studies, researchers found that “after 60 weeks of follow-up, those who received mindfulness therapy were less likely to have undergone a relapse of depression than those who received usual care, and had about the same risk of those who received other active treatments.”

LiveScience (4/27, Miller) reports that MBCT) “combines…the practice of mindfulness, or being aware of your emotions, and cognitive therapy, which involves identifying unhealthy thought patterns and developing constructive ways to approach them.”’

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— “Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 27, 2016.

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