Metacognitive awareness and prevention of relapse in depression: empirical evidence.

  title={Metacognitive awareness and prevention of relapse in depression: empirical evidence.},
  author={John D. Teasdale and Richard G. Moore and Hazel Hayhurst and Marie Pope and Susan M. Williams and Zindel Segal},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={70 2},
Metacognitive awareness is a cognitive set in which negative thoughts/feelings are experienced as mental events, rather than as the self. The authors hypothesized that (a) reduced metacognitive awareness would be associated with vulnerability to depression and (b) cognitive therapy (CT) and mindfulness-based CT (MBCT) would reduce depressive relapse by increasing metacognitive awareness. They found (a) accessibility of metacognitive sets to depressive cues was less in a vulnerable group… 

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