Jacobs Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science

MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY IN THE PREVENTION OF DEPRESSIVE RECURRENCE

Published on: 2018-04-27

Abstract

Depressive recurrence is a common clinical situation causing several serious complications. First, the risk of recurrence increases with the number of depressive episodes, reaching 90% beyond three episodes. The risks of chronic depression, suicide, stress sensitization and hippocampal changes are also increasing with depressive recurrences.

Keywords

Stress sensitization; Chronic depression; suicide