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Mindfulness based therapy is as effective as antidepressants in preventing depression relapse, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 22 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2107
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy, which uses structured training to help people change how they think and feel about experiences, is as effective as long term antidepressant therapy at preventing relapse in depression, a large study comparing the two approaches has found.1

The UK study, reported in the Lancet, randomised 212 adults with recurrent depression to mindfulness based cognitive therapy or to maintenance antidepressants. They had all experienced three or more previous major depressive episodes and …

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