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PenPIG member contributes to study looking at effectiveness of treatments for depression

Posted on September 27th 2016
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PenPIG member contributes to study looking at effectiveness of treatments for depression

A recent study showing a simple and inexpensive therapy to be equally effective at treating depression as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was supported by PenCLAHRC Patient Involvement Group (PenPIG) member Nigel Reed.

Nigel formed part of the COBRA team – one of the largest studies in the world to assess treatments of depression through a randomised controlled clinical trial of two psychological interventions; Behavioural Activation (BA) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

The study led by researchers from the University of Exeter, included colleagues from the Universities of York, Kings College London, and Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, as well as...

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Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Posted on May 7th 2015
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Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (supported by PenCLAHRC) are part of a team led by the University of Oxford, who have carried out new research that suggests mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment.

The results come from the first ever large study to compare MBCT – structured training for the mind and body which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – with maintenance antidepressant medication for reducing the risk of relapse in depression. 

The study aimed...

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