Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy affects self-criticism and self-assurance in individuals with depression

(Wiley) Findings from a recent study of individuals with depression suggest that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can improve how patients feel about themselves in difficult situations in ways that may help protect against relapse of depressive symptoms. The findings are published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: In the past two decades, newer psychotherapy treatments have emerged for the treatment of major depression. This review aimed to comprehensively synthesize the evidence for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychotherapy (PPT) in treating a current episode of major depression. METHODS: A systematic search of the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and Cochrane databases was conducted for randomized controlled trials of MBCT, ACT, and PPT for major depression. Standardized mean differences were calculated with Hedges' g to complete...
Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Am J Psychother Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that cognitive therapy intervention could improve resilience in follow-up, considering that gender and genetic susceptibility are predicted by the Val66Met polymorphism. PMID: 32844885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Braz J Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings give insufficient evidence to support a recommendation of either transdiagnostic or diagnosis-specific CBT for a given patient or to predict the response to the applied group therapies.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsResults indicated that people ’s beliefs about the causes of depression were related to their perceptions of and likelihoods to choose ADM and CBT as depression treatments.Practitioner Points Provides evidence of how different causal explanations of depression influence sufferers ’ likelihoods to choose ADM and CBT as possible treatments for their depression. Provides support for exploring potential patients’ causal explanations about depression prior to recommending a treatment regimen.
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Conclusion: The greater the impairment that patients present at baseline, the more likely they are to benefit from individual therapy after group therapy. A diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be considered a risk factor for therapy failure in the treatment of depression. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
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ConclusionICBT can be an effective alternative when treating adolescents with anxiety. Learning support could be of importance to enhance short-term treatment effects, and should be investigated further.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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