Mindfulness comparable to meds

Although relapse rates can reach 80% in patients with recurrent depression, a UK general practice study found that both mindfulness-based cognitive ther­apy (MBCT) and maintenance antidepressant treatment led to a similar reduction in the incidence of relapse (44% vs 47%) over two-year follow-up.

Black Dog Institute psychologist Dr Tania Perich (PhD) said it was time for Australia to follow the UK and update