Spiritual beliefs in bipolar affective disorder: their relevance for illness management.

@article{Mitchell2003SpiritualBI,
  title={Spiritual beliefs in bipolar affective disorder: their relevance for illness management.},
  author={Logan Mitchell and Sarah E Romans},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={247-57}
}
BACKGROUND There has been growing interest in investigating religion as a relevant element in illness outcome. Having religious beliefs has been shown repeatedly to be associated with lessened rates of depression. Most of the limited published research has been restricted to elderly samples. Religious coping is thought to play a key role in religion's effects. Strangely, psychiatric research has neglected this area. METHODS A questionnaire covering religious, spiritual and philosophical… CONTINUE READING