Is mbsr training recommended for patients suffering clinical depression, mild chronic depression, or high levels of stress and anxiety?

Not everyone. I recommend mbsr training to many of my patients. Recommendations are very individual, since severely depressed people may not be able to attend well to the process, or silent meditation may result in losing one's self in self-deprecating/negative thinking. Moderate depression is quite different though -- there is even mindfulness-based cbt for depression. Mbsr can be very helpful in anxiety!
It can be. Very helpful for some but if severe enough should not replace professional evaluation and management.

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Can mild chronic depression be successfully treated?

Yes. Depression can be treated. However, your treatment plan must be tailored to your particular experience of depression. It might be a good idea to start with psychotherapy with a psychologist to understand your symptoms. Then you and the psychologist can talk about whether getting a medication evaluation will be helpful. Be well! Read more...
Sure. Definitely yes but the best treatment will vary from person to person. Some will need medications, some will need psychotherapy and some will need a combination of both. Read more...
DEPRESSION. Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Mild chronic depression?

Persistently Down. A down mood lasting months or even years most of the time with lack of enthusiasm, much enjoyment of previous activities, pessimistic outlook, less interest in socializing but still able to go through the necessary activities of everyday life albeit with much less energy and drive and not suicidal. Definitely calls for and usually responds to help with psychotherapy and likely medication. Read more...