Latest Zindel V. Segal Stories

2010-12-07 18:39:00

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy appears to be similar to maintenance antidepressant medication for preventing relapse or recurrence among patients successfully treated for depression, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Relapse and recurrence after recovery from major depressive disorder are common and debilitating outcomes that carry enormous personal, familial and societal costs," the authors write as...

2010-12-07 08:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ - A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy -- using meditation -- provides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant medication.  The study published in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry compared the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) by studying people who were initially...

2008-12-01 09:55:11

Study finds mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as effective as anti-depressant medication Research shows for the first time that a group-based psychological treatment, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression. In a study, published today (1 December 2008) in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, MBCT proved as effective as maintenance anti-depressants in preventing a relapse and...

2006-07-11 12:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who have recovered from a bout of clinical depression, mild emotional stress or sadness can reactivate depressive thinking and this may increase the risk of relapse, researchers report. Remission from depression can be "a period of marked sensitivity to emotional stress as well as an increased risk of relapse," Dr. Zindel V. Segal, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues write in the Archives of General Psychiatry....

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