Mindfulness-based cognitive remedy helps with depressive problems

Subjects ” Neurobehavioral disorders

HealthDay News – Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) may affect the way people with recurrent depressive disorder relate to themselves. This is according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Counseling & Psychotherapy Research.

Elisabeth Schanche, Ph.D., of the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues randomly assigned 68 people with recurrent depressive disorder to either an MBCT or a waiting list condition (WLC) to study the impact of MBCT on self-inadequacy itself – hatred and the ability to calm yourself down. At the six, 12, and 24 month follow-up visits, participants in the MBCT intervention group were screened for depressive relapse.

The researchers found that MBCT participants (26 participants) showed a significant improvement in the calming self and a significant decrease in the inadequate self compared to those measured in the WLC (30 participants; d = 0.69 and 0.51, respectively) with the forms of self-critical and calming scale. No significant changes were observed in Hated Self. Non-occurrence of depressive relapse within two years of the MBCT intervention was predicted by improvements in the calming self during the intervention.

“The results of this study support the MBCT as a target group of various dimensions of self-criticism in people who are prone to recurrent depressive relapses,” the authors write. “This is important because self-criticism appears to be a susceptibility factor to developing depressive episodes.”

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