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Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy Reduces Anxiety in Bipolar Patients

Researchers at the University of New South Wales found that patients with bipolar disorder who participated in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) experienced significantly reduced levels of anxiety. MBCT is a combination of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation. The goal is to teach patients to become aware of and accept all thoughts and feelings, but not to react to them. MBCT had no effect on depression or mania and did not reduce the number of episodes during the 12 months of follow-up on the patients in the study. Nevertheless, MBCT may help bipolar patients manage their anxiety.

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