Self-compassion as a treatment for major depressive disorder

11 Jul

From my interest in metta meditation, I have been reading about the construct “self-compassion.”

In the most recent  journal Behaviour Research and Therapy I found this paper:  “Self-compassion as an emotion regulation strategy in major depressive disorder.” Here are the paper’s highlights:

“Self-compassion is more effective in reducing depressed mood in major depressive disorder than a waiting condition.

Self-compassion, reappraisal and acceptance do not differ in their effectiveness in regulating depressed mood in depression.

The intensity of depressed mood at baseline moderates the comparative effectiveness of self-compassion and reappraisal.”

The entire abstract can be found here.


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