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Study of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sean Barnes, Binghamton University Identifier:
First received: July 13, 2009
Last updated: September 19, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
Research aimed at assessing changes in depressogenic thinking and the ability to disengage from depressogenic thinking following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Condition Intervention
Major Depressive Disorder Behavioral: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Toward Identifying the Mechanisms of Action in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Further study details as provided by Sean Barnes, Binghamton University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sustained Attention to Response Task [ Time Frame: zero to four weeks pre-treatment and zero to three weeks post-treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire [ Time Frame: zero to four weeks pre-treatment and zero to three weeks post-treatment ]

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy plus treatment as usual Behavioral: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence
No Intervention: MBCT Waitlist plus Treatment as Usual


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of two or more Major Depressive Episodes or history of a Major Depressive Episode lasting at least one year
  • Can speak, read, and understand English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meet Criteria for Current Major Depressive Episode or are in partial remission
  • BDI-II score above 19
  • Abuse alcohol or drugs
  • Current Dysthymic Disorder
  • History of: psychosis when not depressed or intoxicated, Mania, Hypomania, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00943033

Sponsors and Collaborators
Binghamton University
Principal Investigator: Sean M. Barnes, MS Binghamton University SUNY
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sean Barnes, PhD, Binghamton University Identifier: NCT00943033     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MLI-FJVRF-08-SMB
Study First Received: July 13, 2009
Last Updated: September 19, 2012

Keywords provided by Sean Barnes, Binghamton University:
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Relapse Prevention
Recurrent Depression
Major Depressive Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017