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

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

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Religion Mitigates Feelings of Depression

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.

Religiosity Linked To Positive Affect

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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