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.