Research on religion, spirituality, and mental health: a review.

@article{Koenig2009ResearchOR,
  title={Research on religion, spirituality, and mental health: a review.},
  author={Harold G Koenig},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={
          283-91
        }
}
Religious and spiritual factors are increasingly being examined in psychiatric research. Religious beliefs and practices have long been linked to hysteria, neurosis, and psychotic delusions. However, recent studies have identified another side of religion that may serve as a psychological and social resource for coping with stress. After defining the terms religion and spirituality, this paper reviews research on the relation between religion and (or) spirituality, and mental health, focusing… CONTINUE READING

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