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ABSTRACT FROM: Kuyken W, Warren FC, Taylor RS, et al. Efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in prevention of depressive relapse: an individual patient data meta-analysis from randomized trials. JAMA Psychiatry 2016;73:565–74.
What is already known on this topic
Several meta-analyses of about 20 year’s work on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (MBCT)1 have concluded that MBCT is efficacious in reducing relapse/recurrence where people have had at least three major depressive episodes (MDEs).
Methods of the study
In an update to a previous meta-analysis trial identification process,2 2555 potentially relevant studies published or accepted for publication between November 2010-November 2014 were identified through a systematic literature search using EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. Of these, 766 studies were screened against study inclusion criteria; 8 full-text publications assessed for eligibility. Inclusion criteria were: (1) randomised trials of MBCT for prevention of depressive relapse reported in English in peer-reviewed journals; …
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