Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is used to treat the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- heart disease
- gastrointestinal disorders
- psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and panic disorder
MBCT can be used to help people, who have experienced depression, to prevent a relapse into depression. Depression impacts an estimated 15 million adults in the United States. Depression is a state of prolonged low mood and aversion to activity. A person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-being are affected and may include feelings of sadness, anxiety, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt, irritability, or restlessness.