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[Correspondence] Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression

The Article by Willem Kuyken and colleagues1 about the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in prevention of depressive relapses is highly relevant for clinical practice and justifies MBCT as a clinically relevant alternative to maintenance antidepressant medication. We speculate that the design of the study might have biased the results against even stronger measurable effects of MBCT. In the study, general practitioners were recommended to start medication tapering after week 6 of MBCT—so tapering and MBCT treatment obviously overlapped to some extent.

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