Randomised controlled trial supports mindfulness in the treatment of depression

Mindfulness and depression

A randomised controlled trial has been published in The Lancet, supporting the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the treatment of depression. Its findings report “enduring positive outcomes in terms of relapse or recurrence, residual depressive symptoms, and quality of life.”

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For an introduction to mindfulness, read our International Therapist article, ‘Changing your mind’, where Karen Atkinson AFHT looks at how mindfulness can benefit both therapists and clients (Issue 102).

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2 thoughts on “Randomised controlled trial supports mindfulness in the treatment of depression

  1. Top blog – Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

  2. Having experienced various levels of depression throughout my adult life I can say first hand that mindfulness was great for me when it came to letting the past go and learning to accept my emotions for what they were.
    Also as a therapist, I have treated quite a few people who rave about the benefits they have reaped from the practice of meditation and mindfulness/

    julie
    http://www.mobilemassagecardiff.co.uk

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