How Mindfulness Can Help Treat Depression
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).