Religion, spirituality, and mental health: current controversies and future directions.


Journal Article (Review)

Although studies examining religion, spirituality, and mental health generally indicate positive associations, there is a need for more sophisticated methodology, greater discrimination between different cultures and traditions, more focus on situated experiences of individuals belonging to particular traditions, and, in particular, greater integration of theological contributions to this area. We suggest priorities for future research based on these considerations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dein, S; Cook, CCH; Koenig, H

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 200 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 852 - 855

PubMed ID

  • 23034574

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23034574

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-736X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31826b6dle


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States