Depression in members of a new religious sect in Japan.


We investigated 226 people belonging to a regional church of a new religious sect (hereinafter referred to as religious group) and 899 ordinary people living in the rural area near this church (hereinafter referred to as nonreligious group) with a questionnaire using Zung's Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS). In males ranging in age from 40 to 69, the mean… (More)