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New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants

May 2nd, 2015 by

First study to track the effects of both treatments over a lengthy period reveals similar relapse rates

Somehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the present moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very comfortable (and comforting) place to be, bereft of dread and full of the possibility of peace and calm.

Julie Myerson, ‘How mindfulness based cognitive therapy changed my life’

Related: Mindfulness as effective as pills for treating recurrent depression – study

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