LiveScience – A New study suggests that the daily practice of mindfulness meditation is as effective as taking medication to prevent a relapse of depression. (Read the full article here …)
CNN Health - A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry finds that depression patients in remission who underwent mindfulness therapy did as well as those who took an antidepressant, and better than those who took a placebo. That means that mindfulness therapy was as effective as antidepressants in protecting against a relapse of depression. (Read the full article here …)
CNN - Mindfulness is becoming more integrated into psychological therapy in the United States. Therapists have found uses for it for everything from post-traumatic stress disorder to eating disorders to anxiety. And its effectiveness for stress reduction and other benefits have been supported in scientific studies. (Read the full article here …)
Science Daily - Learning mindfulness meditation may help people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) with the fatigue, depression and other life challenges that commonly accompany the disease, according to a study published in the September 28, 2010, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Read the full article here…)
PsychCentral - A new research study suggests a group-based psychological treatment called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression. (Read the full article...)
NPR (35 minute audio program) - Depression is said to affect more than 20 million people in the United States, but psychiatrist James Gordon argues that it's not disease.