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Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to the psychotherapy.
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In brief: Yes...

Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to the psychotherapy.
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it can help!

Studies show that for certain patients, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (mbct) can reduce relapse rates in depression.
Usually mbct is added to "treatment as usual" with medications & ongoing psychotherapy, because mbct is an 8-week skills training program providing tools and practice, rather than being a stand-alone treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=20462570.

In brief: Yes, it can help!

Studies show that for certain patients, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (mbct) can reduce relapse rates in depression.
Usually mbct is added to "treatment as usual" with medications & ongoing psychotherapy, because mbct is an 8-week skills training program providing tools and practice, rather than being a stand-alone treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=20462570.
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