Are you mindful or mind-full? Mindfulness practices focus on being aware of one's thoughts without reacting to them. What originated from traditional Buddhist meditation has seen a surge in popularity recently, frequently found on titles in the self-help section. In the field of Psychiatry, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which combines mindfulness practices with the usual CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), has helped to prevent relapse in patients with Major Depressive Disorder. But can these results be replicated via mindfulness applications online?
Click here to read a recent journal published by JAMA that explores the efficacy of internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for health anxiety, in comparison to the usual face-to-face delivery.