How To Prevent and Remedy Depression

A number of studies have found decreased omega-3 content in the blood of depressed patients. Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system. Emerging research is establishing an association between omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic) and major depressive disorder. This…

Depression & Anxiety: MBCT Treatment Part 3

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a treatment program for prevention of relapses in depression and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Is MBCT an acceptable intervention to patients with depression and anxiety? The course exercises There was a wide range of views on the course exercises, in particular the body-scan…

Depression & Anxiety: MBCT Treatment Part 2

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is an innovative treatment program for relapse prevention of depression and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) may be seen by patients more along the lines of adult education rather than a mental health intervention, thus helping to de-stigmatise depression and anxiety.…

Depression & Anxiety Treatment With Innovative Therapy – Part 1

Depression and anxiety are amongst the commonest reasons for consultation in UK general practice. Participants with a history of depression who had depression or depression and anxiety were recruited from a single practice in Ayrshire, Scotland to take part in a study using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Mindfulness Based…