The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy: the specificity for the recurring Major Depressive Disorder

Authors

  • Chanokruthai Choenarom

Keywords:

major depressive disorder, mindfulness-based cognitive psychotherapy (mbct)

Abstract

Major depressive Disorder (MDD) is not only a highly prevalent psychiatric disorder in general populationbut also chronic and frequently relapsing in nature.  Up till now, the therapeutic programs developed for MDDare diverse.  The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy (MBCT) is a type of therapeutic programincreasingly used both in Thailand and in other countries. This article presents a literature review on the MBCT,particularly on its explanation for MDD relapse mechanism which is different from that offered by the CBT.The similarities of the MBCTûs and the Buddhist psychotherapyûs notion on suffering are also addressed.Finally, studies concerning the effectiveness MBCT and related programs being used in Thailand are reviewed.

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Published

2012-03-09

How to Cite

1.
Choenarom C. The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy: the specificity for the recurring Major Depressive Disorder. JNSH [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 9 [cited 2023 Feb. 7];34(1):84-93. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nah/article/view/781