Review of experimental and quasi-experimental studies finds that mindfulness-based interventions are more effective than standard care for reducing depressive symptoms in adults with mental disorders
- Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA
- Correspondence to
: Steven Jay Lynn
, Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA;
Implications for practice and research
The findings highlight the use of meta-analysis as a valuable tool to evaluate mindfulness interventions.
The research provides substantial support for mindfulness approaches in treating depression in the context of other symptoms and disorders.
Evidence-based indications for practice are crucial given that up to 75% of patients with depression do not receive treatments based on scientific evidence.1
Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders and is frequently comorbid with other psychiatric conditions. Mindfulness-based interventions have become increasingly popular mainstays of treatment and adjuncts to empirically established therapies.
The authors performed a meta-analysis of 39 studies across nine countries involving 1847 participants with …