Minfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy And Depression

Are you feeling depressed? Are you looking for a way to help treat your symptoms associated with depression? Have you considered engaging in mindfulness skills? According to psychology today, “A little mindfulness a day helps keep depression away. A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can do just as well, if not better, than traditional forms of therapies to prevent depression.” With that said, this article will describe the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help alleviate symptoms associated with depression, as well as ways to meditate to help decrease symptoms associated with depression.

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Statistics On Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

According to psychology today, “The new study analyzed data across nine trials from 2010 to 2014. Researchers found that 62 percent of people with recurrent major depressive disorder remained free of depression 2 months later when they used mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, compared to 51 percent who used more traditional therapies, such as antidepressants. This suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has equal, if not more, power to heal and stop the return of depression. The study also found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy helped particularly people experiencing more symptoms of depression.” With that said, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a very useful tool to help manage symptoms associated with depression.

Read the article here:  http://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2016/07/minfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-and-depression/

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