Faith and Health

Faith and Health

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This volume reviews and integrates the growing body of contemporary psychological research on the links between religious faith and health outcomes. It presents up-to-date findings from empirical studies of populations ranging from healthy individuals to those with specific clinical problems, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, and psychological disorders. Drawing on multiple perspectives in psychology, the book examines such critical questions as the impact of religious practices on health behaviors and health risks; the role played by faith in adaptation to illness or disability; and possible influences on physiological functioning and mortality. Chapters reflect the close collaboration of the editors and contributing authors, who discuss commonalities and differences in their work, debate key methodological concerns, and outline a cohesive agenda for future research.Eighty-eight percent indicated that they benefited from working with a sponsor, and 53% indicated that they were involved with ... found to increase, regardless of treatment style (Borman aamp; Dixon, 1998). ... third revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders might tend toward such misdiagnoses.

Title:Faith and Health
Author:Thomas G. Plante, Allen C. Sherman
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2001


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