Religion and mental health: evidence for an association

@inproceedings{Koenig2001ReligionAM,
  title={Religion and mental health: evidence for an association},
  author={Harold G Koenig and David B. Larson},
  year={2001}
}
The relationship between religion and mental health has been debated for centuries. History shows that religious organizations were often the first to offer compassionate care to the mentally ill; however, for hundreds of years the religious establishment also persecuted the mentally ill. Nevertheless, the first form of psychiatric care in Western Europe and the US was known as 'moral treatment', in which religion played a significant role. The teachings of Freud and others during the early… CONTINUE READING

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