Depressive Illnesses

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

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.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

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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