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Effects of meditation on frontal alpha-asymmetry in previously suicidal individuals.

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This study investigated the effects of a meditation-based treatment for preventing relapse to depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), on prefrontal alpha-asymmetry in resting electroencephalogram (EEG), a biological indicator of affective style. Twenty-two individuals with a previous history of suicidal depression were randomly assigned to either MBCT (N=10) or treatment-as-usual (TAU, N=12). Resting electroencephalogram was measured before and after an 8-week course of treatm...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Neuroreport
Volume:
18
Issue:
7
Pages:
709-712
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1473-558X
ISSN:
0959-4965
URN:
uuid:c87e44b7-245e-428d-9671-8ab893ca64fa
Source identifiers:
139637
Local pid:
pubs:139637

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