Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and the Prevention of Depressive Relapse: Measures, Mechanisms, and Mediators
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2015
Sources ID: 67131
Collection: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Depression
Visibility: Public (group default)
Mindfulness-based approaches to clinical interventions are receiving increasing attention in psychiatric research. The article in this issue of JAMA Psychiatry by Kuyken et al is an importantmeta-analysis of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy(MBCT) in the prevention of depression relapse. This meta-analysis was conducted at the individual patient level and included 9 randomized clinical trials, with data available for 1258 patients who participated in studies in which MBCT was compared with at least 1 non-MBCT treatment. The findings indicate that MBCT produced a reduced risk of depressive relapse within a 60-week follow-up period compared with other active treatments. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy was most effective for patients with greater depressive severity before treatment.