The role of religion and spirituality in mental health

@article{Weber2014TheRO,
  title={The role of religion and spirituality in mental health},
  author={Samuel R. Weber and Kenneth I. Pargament},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={358–363}
}
Purpose of review There has been increased interest in the relationship between religion and spirituality and mental health in recent years. This article reviews recent research into the capacity of religion and spirituality to benefit or harm the mental health of believers. We also examine the implications this may have for assessment and treatment in psychiatric settings. Recent findings Studies indicate that religion and spirituality can promote mental health through positive religious… 
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