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Religiosity, mood symptoms, and quality of life in bipolar disorder

Data: 19 de julho de 2013

Bipolar Disorders 15: 385-93, 2013.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between religiosity and mood, quality of life, number of hospitalizations, and number of severe suicide attempts among bipolar disorder patients.

Intrinsic religiosity and positive religious coping are strongly associated with fewer depressive symptoms and improved quality of life. Negative religious coping is associated with worse quality of life. Religiosity is a relevant aspect of patients’ lives and should be taken into consideration by physicians when assessing and managing bipolar disorder patients. Further longitudinal studies are needed to determine the causality and therapeutic implications of our findings.

More: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bdi.12069/abstract

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