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Pilot Study: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a Tool for Prophylactic Mood Stabilizing Therapy in Bipolar Disorder

2014-08-27 03:18:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and short-term efficacy of MBCT as an add-on (i.e. patients must be stable with their regular mood stabilizing medication) for the maintenance therapy of bipolar disorder.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Bipolar Disorder

Intervention

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Location

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Montréal
Quebec
Canada
H4H 1R3

Status

Recruiting

Source

Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:28-0400

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Contextually focused form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses MINDFULNESS and behavioral activation to increase patients' psychological flexibility in areas such as ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.

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