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