Mindfulness at School Decreases Chance of Developing Depression

Posted on January 27, 2014

Mindfulness training in schools has been found to reduce and even prevent depression in adolescents.

The finding comes from research carried out in 408 students between the ages of 13 and 20 who were studying at five schools in Flanders, Belgium (Raes et al., 2013).

Their depression, anxiety and stress levels were measured before and after the intervention, as well as six months later.

The results showed similar levels of depression when they started the study: 21% of those in the mindfulness group were depressed, and 24% in the control group.

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Category(s):Child Development, Teenage Issues

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