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Depressive Illnesses

Question for Department of Health

UIN 220023, tabled on 7 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the uptake of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of repeat-episode depression.

Answered on

14 January 2015

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approved treatment for recurrent depression and is available through a number of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services.

No assessment has been made of the uptake of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of repeat-episode depression.

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Department of Health and Social Care