How Mindfulness Can Help Treat Depression

Nov 1, 2019

Depression is common enough that a variety of medications exist to ease the symptoms.  And within that broad category are several sub-categories of antidepressants that work on the body and mind in different ways. 

Even so, it may take more than pills to bring a person up from depression.  

Psychiatrist Stuart Eisendrath, founder of the Depression Center at the University of California-San Francisco, latched onto mindfulness training as a powerful companion the medications. 

He lays out the approach in his book When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.  We explore the practices and effects of mindfullness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).