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Handbook of religion and health

Author: Harold G Koenig; Dana E King; Verna Benner Carson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"Completely revises and updates the first edition ... surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold G Koenig; Dana E King; Verna Benner Carson
ISBN: 9780195335958 0195335953
OCLC Number: 691927968
Description: xv, 1169 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Background. A history of religion, medicine, and health care --
Definitions --
II. Debating religion's effects on health. Religion : good or bad? --
Coping with stress --
Religion and coping --
III. Research on religion and mental health. Well-being and positive emotions --
Depression --
Suicide --
Anxiety disorders --
Psychotic disorders --
Alcohol and drug use --
Delinquency and crime --
Marital instability --
Personality and personality disorder --
Understanding religion's effects on mental health --
IV. Research on religion and physical health. Heart disease --
Hyptertension --
Cerebrovascular disease --
Alzheimer's Disease and dementia --
Immune functions --
Endocrine functions --
Cancer --
Mortality --
Physical disability --
Pain and somatic symptoms --
Health behaviors --
Disease prevention --
V. Understanding the religion-physical health relationship. Psychological, social, and behavioral pathways --
Conclusions --
Appendix. Studies on religion and health (by health outcome).
Responsibility: Harold G. Koenig, Dana E. King, Verna Benner Carson.

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