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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) may be as good as pills at preventing people who are recovering from major bouts of depression from relapsing, according to a new study led by Oxford University. The trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, involved 424 adults from GP practices in the south west of England, who were willing to try either antidepressant drugs or the therapy. Half were randomly allotted to each and the relapse rates were 44% in the mindfulness group and 47% in the drug group. Willem Kuyken, lead author and a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, comments on the findings. (Guardian 21/04/2015)

Mindfulness may be 2018as effective2019 as anti depressants for preventing relapse in recurrent depression

Mindfulness ‘as good as pills’ for recurring depression The Guardian, 21/04/2015, p.8, Sarah Boseley

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) may be as good as pills at preventing people who are recovering from major bouts of depression from relapsing, according to a new study led by Oxford University. The trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, involved 424 adults from GP practices in the south west of England, who were willing to try either antidepressant drugs or the therapy. Half were randomly allotted to each and the relapse rates were 44% in the mindfulness group and 47% in the drug group. Willem Kuyken, lead author and a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, comments on the findings.

Also:

Depression: ‘Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise’ BBC News Online, 21/04/2015, Smitha Mundasad

Mindfulness may be ‘as effective’ as anti-depressants for treating recurrent depression, study finds Huffington Post (UK), 21/04/201

Meditation ‘as good as drugs’ for depression The Daily Telegraph, 21/04/2015, p.6, Sarah Knapton

Mindfulness training ‘can help treat depression’ The Independent, 21/04/2015, p. 18, Charlie Cooper

Mindfulness ‘good as drugs’ to beat depression i, 21/04/2015, p. 18, Charlie Cooper

Meditation is 'as effective as drugs for treating depression': Mindfulness could be offered as an alternative to antidepressants, study claims. By Madlen Davies for MailOnline Published: 23:12 GMT, 20 April 2015 | Updated: 04:53 GMT, 21 April 2015

New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants. By the famous Guardian bloggers Daniel & Jason Freeman, Tuesday 21 April 2015 00.01 BST