Friday, January 15, 2010

Meditation Could "Prevent Thousands" Relapsing With Depression Every Year

Meditation could “prevent thousands of people from relapsing into depression every year," the head of a leading mental health charity claims

Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, made the statement on the day that a report from his charity urged for mindfulness – a form of Buddhist meditation - to be widely available on prescription.

In 2004, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended mindfulness-based cognitive therapy courses for people who had had depression at least three times. (More)


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