Religious People More Optimistic and Less Depressed

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 12, 2011 at 1:45 AM Lifestyle News
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According to a US study, regular attendance at religious services is associated with a more optimistic outlook, a lesser inclination to be depressed and less cynical outlook on life compared to those who do not attend services at all. People who attended services more than once a week were 56% more likely to range above the median score of optimism and 22% less likely to be depressed.
 Religious People More Optimistic and Less Depressed
Religious People More Optimistic and Less Depressed

Religious participation reduces the risk of mortality. It helps in promoting an individual's psychological and physical health by calming people in stressful times, creating meaningful social interactions and help curtail bad habits.

The report will be published in the Journal of Religion and Health.

Source: Medindia

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