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FORTES, Paula Madeira; WILLHELM, Alice Rodrigues; PETERSEN, Circe Salcides  e  ALMEIDA, Rosa Maria Martins de. Mindfulness in children with anxiety and depression: a systematic review of clinical trials. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2019, vol.12, n.2, pp. 584-598. ISSN 1983-3482.

There is evidence to support the use of mindfulness-based interventions for depression and anxiety in adults, although research with children is still scarce. Most of this research is carried out in schools and with a non-clinical population. This study aimed to investigate available articles that suggest intervention programs with mindfulness in a clinical group of children with anxiety and depression. METHOD: Systematic review of the literature was conducted by two reviewers. The bases used were PubMed, Web of Knowledge, PsycINFO and Scielo, through the combination of keywords: ((mindfulness_) AND Child_) AND (anxiety OR depression OR internalizing problems). The inclusion criteria were: articles from 2008 to 2017, clinical trial, sample of children up to 12 years of age with anxiety and / or depression and protocol with mindfulness. RESULTS: A total of 346 articles were found, of which only three met all the inclusion criteria for this research. The selected articles differ in method and objectives and it was not possible to find uniformity between them. DISCUSSION: The articles are heterogeneous among them, they cover different symptomatology, none of which found a specific result for depression. Despite this, all of them did pre and post test, were performed in a group way and presented promising results of the intervention, with reduction of symptons of anxiety.

Palavras-chave : mindfulness; children; depression; anxiety; clinical trial.

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