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Current Opinion in Psychiatry:
Review Article

Religion and depression in later life

Braam, Arjan W.; Beekman, Aartjan T.F.; van Tilburg, Willem

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Abstract

The recent increase in number of psychiatric epidemiological studies on the role of religion in late life depression suggests that its scientifical and clinical relevance is being re-evaluated. Most studies show that following religion is negatively associated with depression in later life, and represents an important source of coping for those in poor physical health.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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