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Psychological Support for Mood Disorders in Return to Work Program: an Approach form Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

NAKAGAWA-INOUE Hiromi(Doshisha University)

Recently, the numbers of employees who take on sick leave because of mental problems, mainly mood disorder are increasing. Therefore, return to work programs have been designed to treat mood disorder.
The purpose of this article is to review studies on psychological therapy for mood disorder, especially, to introduce ‘mindfulness-based cognitive therapy’ for which numbers of researches have increased to study preventing relapse of mood disorder and to discuss its usefulness for return to work programs.

Keyword : mindfulness, return to work program, depression, cognitive behavioral therapy