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Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease:
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31826b6dle
Review Article

Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Current Controversies and Future Directions

Dein, Simon FRCPsych, PhD*; Cook, Christopher C. H. FRCPsych, PhD; Koenig, Harold MD, MHSc‡§

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Abstract: Although studies examining religion, spirituality, and mental health generally indicate positive associations, there is a need for more sophisticated methodology, greater discrimination between different cultures and traditions, more focus on situated experiences of individuals belonging to particular traditions, and, in particular, greater integration of theological contributions to this area. We suggest priorities for future research based on these considerations.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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