Clinical Trial Examines Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy’s Effect on Anxiety

Sian Cotton, PhD, lectures at the 2014 Mood Disorders Symposium. Photo by Cindy Starr.

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CINCINNATI‚ÄĒFaculty members at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine will collaborate on a clinical trial designed to gauge the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on children and adolescents with anxiety symptoms or mood dysregulation.

Melissa DelBello, MD, a professor in the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Sian Cotton, PhD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Family and Community Medicine, are co-principal investigators in the trial. It will be funded by a $50,000 grant from the Depression and Bipolar Disorder Alternative Treatment Foundation, a New York-based nonprofilt organization.

Dr. DelBello, who also holds an appointment in the UC Department of Pediatrics, is a UC Health child and adolescent psychiatrist with extensive research experience in bipolar disorder. Dr. Cotton is director of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and UC Health Integrative Medicine. Both are affiliated with the UC Mood Disorders Center.

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