What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness based stress reduction. It was originally intended for management of Major Depressive Disorder but has been used in other conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support mental / emotional health 5 4
Borderline personality disorder 3 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 3 4
Major depressive disorder 3 4
Anxious mood 2 2
Depressed mood 2 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Lack of motivation 1
Psychotic symptoms (anxiety depression fear) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Dosage Patients
120 min weekly 1
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 4
Other 4
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 2
No convenient appointments available 1
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 1
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Duration

Currently going to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped going to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Feb 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2010 (Started May 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: This type of group is probably better for people who have not have a depressive mood in some time. I was attending during active depression and it made it very difficult to focus.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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