What is the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in the treatment of major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Research indicated that MBCT reduced risk of relapse or recurrence among patients who completed treatment with medications for depression. [141, 142]  A meta-analysis found that MBCT was effective at reducing risk of relapse in patients with recurrent depression, especially in those with the most severe residual symptoms. [143]


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