Spirituality May Be Uplifting For Mental Health.

HealthDay (8/24) reports, “Spirituality can be uplifting for…mental health,” according to a study recently published in the Journal of Religion and Health. After examining “the results of three surveys that asked Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Protestants about their personalities, levels of spirituality and physical and mental health,” researchers found that “among people in all five faiths, a greater degree of spirituality was associated with better mental health — specifically lower levels of neuroticism and greater extroversion.” However, “after considering personality variables, the researchers concluded that forgiveness was the only spiritual trait predictive of mental health.”

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— “Spirituality May Boost Mental Health: Study, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 23, 2012.

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