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The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on recurrence of depressive episodes, mental health and quality of life: A randomized controlled study

(2010) BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY. 48(8). p.738-746
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Depression is characterized by a large risk of relapse/recurrence. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a recent non-drug psychotherapeutic intervention to prevent future depressive relapse/recurrence in remitted/recovered depressed patients. In this randomized controlled trial, the authors investigated the effects of MBCT on the relapse in depression and the time to first relapse since study participation, as well as on several mood states and the quality of life of the patients. 106 recovered depressed patients with a history of at least 3 depressive episodes continued either with their treatment as usual (TAU) or received MBCT in addition to TAU. The efficacy of MBCT was assessed over a study period of 56 weeks. At the end of the study period relapse/recurrence was significantly reduced and the time until first relapse increased in the MBCT plus TAU condition in comparison with TAU alone. The MBCT plus TAU group also showed a significant reduction in both short and longer-term depressive mood and better mood states and quality of the life. For patients with a history of at least three depressive episodes who are not acutely depressed. MBCT, added to TAU, may play an important role in the domain of relapse prevention in depression. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Recurrence, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Prevention, MBCT, Relapse, Depression

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Godfrin, Karen, and Cornelis Van Heeringen. 2010. “The Effects of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Recurrence of Depressive Episodes, Mental Health and Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Study.” Behaviour Research and Therapy 48 (8): 738–746.
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Godfrin, K., & Van Heeringen, C. (2010). The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on recurrence of depressive episodes, mental health and quality of life: A randomized controlled study. BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY, 48(8), 738–746.
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Godfrin K, Van Heeringen C. The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on recurrence of depressive episodes, mental health and quality of life: A randomized controlled study. BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY. 2010;48(8):738–46.
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Godfrin, Karen, and Cornelis Van Heeringen. “The Effects of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Recurrence of Depressive Episodes, Mental Health and Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Study.” BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY 48.8 (2010): 738–746. Print.
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  abstract     = {Depression is characterized by a large risk of relapse/recurrence. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a recent non-drug psychotherapeutic intervention to prevent future depressive relapse/recurrence in remitted/recovered depressed patients. In this randomized controlled trial, the authors investigated the effects of MBCT on the relapse in depression and the time to first relapse since study participation, as well as on several mood states and the quality of life of the patients. 106 recovered depressed patients with a history of at least 3 depressive episodes continued either with their treatment as usual (TAU) or received MBCT in addition to TAU. The efficacy of MBCT was assessed over a study period of 56 weeks. At the end of the study period relapse/recurrence was significantly reduced and the time until first relapse increased in the MBCT plus TAU condition in comparison with TAU alone. The MBCT plus TAU group also showed a significant reduction in both short and longer-term depressive mood and better mood states and quality of the life. For patients with a history of at least three depressive episodes who are not acutely depressed. MBCT, added to TAU, may play an important role in the domain of relapse prevention in depression. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Godfrin, Karen and Van Heeringen, Cornelis},
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  journal      = {BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY},
  keyword      = {Recurrence,Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy,Prevention,MBCT,Relapse,Depression},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {738--746},
  title        = {The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on recurrence of depressive episodes, mental health and quality of life: A randomized controlled study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.04.006},
  volume       = {48},
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