The power of prayer: Believing in God can help treat depression

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#1 Apr 26, 2013
Hey Woody! Who Knew !!!!
Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.
Faith in a higher being has been found to significantly improve treatment for people suffering with a psychiatric illness, according to research carried out by McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Researchers followed 159 patients over the course of a year at the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital program at McLean to investigate the relationship between a patient's level of belief in God, expectations for treatment and actual treatment outcomes.
Each participant was asked to gauge their belief in God as well as their expectations for treatment outcome on a five-point scale.
Levels of depression, wellbeing, and self-harm were assessed at the beginning and end of their treatment program.
Researchers found that patients with 'no' or only 'slight' belief in God were twice as likely not to respond to treatment than patients with higher levels of belief.
And more than 30 per cent of patients claiming no specific religious affiliation still saw the same benefits in treatment if their belief in God was rated as moderately or very high.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 Apr 26, 2013
"May" ??

Who knew "nothing much", right moron ???
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#3 Apr 26, 2013
Use it to invest, why not, numbskull....

Oh right, you're SUCKING !!!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Apr 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Use it to invest, why not, numbskull....
Oh right, you're SUCKING !!!
Just get the help!
Common Sense

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 26, 2013
Prayer is good, yet some Doctors want to put everyone on Antidepressant drugs, which are dangerous mind altering drugs. Refuse them. They hand them out left and right. Yet try to get an antibiotic. Everyone has something in their life that they will be depressed about, a death, loss of a job, a victim of crime. Get over it. Taking drugs cannot cure everything. Talk about dependency, Antidepressants takes the cake.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#7 Apr 26, 2013
Sure like nonsensical statements, non-smarter...

Second guessing Drs seems right ???
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#8 Apr 26, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Sure like nonsensical statements, non-smarter...
Second guessing Drs seems right ???
Slewbomkin,

PLEASE get some help before you hurt innocents!

Slewociopaths;

Incapable of real human attachment to another
Unable to feel remorse or guilt
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#9 Apr 26, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
Hey Woody! Who Knew !!!!
Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.
Faith in a higher being has been found to significantly improve treatment for people suffering with a psychiatric illness, according to research carried out by McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Researchers followed 159 patients over the course of a year at the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital program at McLean to investigate the relationship between a patient's level of belief in God, expectations for treatment and actual treatment outcomes.
Each participant was asked to gauge their belief in God as well as their expectations for treatment outcome on a five-point scale.
Levels of depression, wellbeing, and self-harm were assessed at the beginning and end of their treatment program.
Researchers found that patients with 'no' or only 'slight' belief in God were twice as likely not to respond to treatment than patients with higher levels of belief.
And more than 30 per cent of patients claiming no specific religious affiliation still saw the same benefits in treatment if their belief in God was rated as moderately or very high.
I figure it's kind of like chicken soup. It can't hurt.
Unless you're one of those adherents to the faith healing sects who believe prayer can cure everything. Then it will probably hurt a lot. Doubly so if your one of those people who pray and dance with venomous snakes. But, not for long.

Since: Oct 08

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#10 Apr 26, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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I figure it's kind of like chicken soup. It can't hurt.
Unless you're one of those adherents to the faith healing sects who believe prayer can cure everything. Then it will probably hurt a lot. Doubly so if your one of those people who pray and dance with venomous snakes. But, not for long.
I am Niether!:-)

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