How Mindfulness Could Help People With Depression

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is being aware of the moment you’re in now–not judging–just aware. A recent study in the U.K. shows that mindfulness-based cognitive behavior therapy (MBCT) can help people with chronic depression. In the study, 212 patients stopped taking their antidepressant medication, and were taught MBCT, while another 212 patients continued to use their antidepressant medication. The results were: Only 44% of the patients using MBCT had a relapse, while 47% on the medication relapsed. This does not mean that MBCT can replace medication, but it can be another tool to help people with depression.

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