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Using Group Therapy to Prevent Depression Relapses

According to Reuters, a study published in The Lancet suggests that group therapy may be just as effective as medication in keeping depression symptoms at bay. The study researched mindfulness-based cognitive therapy which combines group counseling and meditation exercises. For those with a history of severe depression, the authors found that replacing harsh antidepressant drugs with this therapy can work just as well. The findings suggest that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may offer the same protection that antidepressants do, minus the harsh side effects that come along with the medication such as increased appetite, weight gain and decreased sex drive.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in The Lancet.