The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy: the specificity for the recurring Major Depressive Disorder
Keywords:major depressive disorder, mindfulness-based cognitive psychotherapy (mbct)
AbstractMajor 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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