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Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention Tied to Lower Anxiety, Depression

Key clinical point: Mindfulness-based relapse prevention is a feasible option with relapse rates similar to those of treatment as usual.

Major finding: Anxiety and depression scores decreased (11 to 5.79 and 8 to 3.71, respectively; range 0-20) with the mindfulness-based relapse prevention program.

Study details: The findings are based on a nonrandomized, open-label study of 60 participants in either a mindfulness-based relapse prevention program or treatment as usual.

Disclosures: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded the research. The authors had no disclosures.