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Mindful : February 2018
Risk factors for depression include having another mental or physical illness (such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, diabetes, or cancer), suffering physical or sexual abuse, misusing alcohol or drugs, and having a family history of depression. Of people who’ve had one episode of depression, 50% will go on to have another. After two episodes, that rises to 70%, and after three episodes the risk of relapse is 90%. Depression is generally classified as a mental illness, but many of its symptoms are physical—muscle aches or tension, headaches, shallow breathing, and digestive problems. While a variety of effective treatments for depression exist, the majority (65%) of people with severe symptoms of depression don’t receive any treatment at all. Depression is a growing global problem. The World Health Organization says that depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people living with the condition at any one time (an increase of 18% between 2005 and 2015). practice and a history of depression will know themselves whether they need rest, or whether it would be better to walk the dog or go to work,” says Willem Kuyken, a professor of clinical psy- cholog y at the University of Oxford, and director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, which has pioneered mindfulness-based treatments for depression. “ What’s so beautiful and transfor- mative about mindfulness is that it places the wisdom in the person and their own practice. They have a sense of ‘what’s happening with my mind and body at the moment?’ and how to shift from automatic pilot to more of an experiential present-moment mode. From that place they can judge what feels skillful and discerning.” One model in particular, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which offers mindfulness training in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral therapy, appears to be particularly effective. “ We’ve got 10 randomized controlled trials suggesting that for people with a long history of depression, MBCT does much → 56789 February 2018 mindful 45