Pauline Anderson, ‘Meditation May Reduce Depression in Primary Care’,, Medscape (March 27, 2018)

Mindful meditation

Behavioral activation is a brief, simple, structured therapy for depression that aims to increase rewarding experiences by encouraging patients to set goals and to engage in social interactions and pleasurable activities. (…) Mindful meditation emphasizes the acceptance and awareness of present moment emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations. (…) Behavioral activation (…) is a “frontline” cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. (…) Patients with subthreshold depression have clinically significant symptoms of depression but do not fulfill all diagnostic criteria for major depression. (…) Research suggests that a significant proportion of patients with subthreshold depression progress to major depression.


doi: 10.1370/afm.2206 | Ann Fam Med March/April 2018 vol. 16 no. 2 111-119