Religion Mitigates Feelings of Depression

It has often been said that surrendering to a higher power can bring happiness, and this is certainly a sentiment shared by many followers of faiths around the world.

A new study published in Trends in Psychology has provided empirical evidence for this claim by examining the relationship between religiosity and depression symptoms.

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Religion mitigates feelings of depression by providing a sense of meaning, study suggests

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Religiosity Linked To Positive Affect

Religiosity typically refers not only to a belief in a higher entity or something greater than oneself but also formal involvement in organized religious activities and specific, measurable acts such as prayer, meditation, service attendance, religious readings, and affiliation with a particular religion or place of worship.

For those who find meaning or purpose in life through religion, religiosity is associated higher levels of positive affects.

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