[Effect of mindfulness on symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Apr 14;176(8):V09120543.
[Article in Danish]


Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a manualised group intervention using mindfulness training as a means of reducing the suffering associated with physical, psychosomatic and psychiatric illness. A review of the literature includes 31 randomised studies. Results indicate that MBSR may improve mental health and reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression in both clinical and non-clinical populations. Implementation in the health-care system is recommended to take place over time to secure sufficient education of MBSR teachers in Denmark.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety / therapy
  • Depression / therapy
  • Humans
  • Mindfulness*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Stress, Psychological / therapy*