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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: An exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness -based cognitive therapy for patients with active depression and anxiety in primary care

Inclusion criteria
• Patients aged 18–65 with history of Recurrent Depressive Disorder or Depression and Anxiety.
• Current symptoms of depression lasting > 2 weeks (see table 2 for ICD-10 criteria).
• At least 2 episodes should have lasted a minimum of 2 weeks and should have been separated by several months without significant mood disturbance (i.e. its recurrent).
• Have BDI score of more than 14 (i.e. mild depressive disorder or worse – case definition).
• With or without primary symptoms of anxiety.
Exclusion criteria
• Patients with organic brain disease.
• Currently know to be abusing drugs or alcohol.
• History of psychosis or mania.
• Diagnosed personality disorder.
• Currently suicidal (score of 2 or more on the BDI-II suicidal thoughts item).
• Unable to participate in MBCT program (as measured by a score of 7 or more on the combined BDI-II items for energy, concentration difficulty and Tiredness).