The dread of relapse is one of the most insidious things associated with major depression.
If you’ve ever been depressed, you know it’s a place you don’t ever want to go to again. Yet people are often on pins and needles, worrying and waiting for the anchor of depression to come back.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Zindel Segal, PhD, a co-creator of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, says there is a way we can take action to prevent the relapse of depression. You can check out his thoughts here in this 3-minute video.
To learn about other mindfulness exercises we can use with patients, check this out.
Have you ever used mindfulness with a depressed patient? If so, please tell us your experience in the comments.