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Treating Depression No Longer Means Strong Medications

CBS News reports a study published in The Lancet which found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be a viable alternative for treating people with depression who do not want to be on antidepressants long term. The therapy brings together guided mindfulness practices which aim to increase awareness of negative spirals, and certain aspects of cognitive behavioral training which teaches skills that help resist or counter damaging thoughts and moods. The intention is to train the body and mind to respond constructively to various experiences in the hopes of preventing another episode of depression. The therapy was as effective as antidepressant drugs among the study participants, costs no more than medication and has no side effects.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in The Lancet.