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  • Gratitude to God, Self-rated Health, and Depressive Symptoms.
    Krause, Neal, R. David Hayward, Deborah Bruce, and Cynthia Woolever (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 341-355.

    Analyzes 2008-2009 US. Congregational Life Survey data. Practice predicts volunteering, which in turn predicts having friends in the congregation. This in turn predicts emotional support, which in turn predicts gratitude toward God. Gratitude toward God predicts self-rated health and inversely predicts depressive affect.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Social support; Depression; Health; Gratitude
  • Character strengths and deep connections following hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Spiritual and secular pathways to resistance among volunteers.
    Ai, Amy L., Catherine Lemieux, Roslyn Richardson, Terrence N. Tice, Carol Plummer, Bu Huang, and Christopher G. Ellison (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 537-556.

    Analyzes data from student volunteers in post-hurricane relief work; religion & spirituality were elements in psychologies of resilience (non-depression).

    Associated Search Terms: Resilience; Depression; Disaster
  • Religious involvement and depression: Evidence for curvilinear and stress-moderating effects among young women in rural China.
    Wei, Dedong, and Eric Y. Liu (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:349-367.

    Analyzes 2010 questionnaire data from women, aged 18-34, living in rural villages of Xinle, Hebei Province, China. There is an inverse U curvilinear relationship between intrinsic religiosity & depressive symptoms. Intrinsic religiosity, devotions, & attendance exacerbated effects of stress life events such as marital conflict & child birth problems.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Devotionalism; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Practice; Religiosity; Rural; China, Hebei, Xinle
  • Religious coping and depression in young adulthood: Effects of global stress exposure and pre-teenage religious service attendance.
    Eliassen, A. Henry (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:413-433.

    Analyzes 1990-2000 panel interview data from Miami-Date County, Florida, middle & high school students. Early regular religious exposure & high global stress exposure are preconditions for a relationship between current religious coping & depression symptoms in young female adults. The relationship is an inverted U.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Florida, Miami; Depression; Stress; Students, secondary; Young adults
  • Interactive effects of church attendance and religious tradition on depressive symptoms and positive affect.
    Schwadel, Philip, and Christina D. Falci (2012)
    Society and Mental Health 2: 21-34.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Denomination (organizational entity); Affect; Practice
  • Forced Termination of American Clergy: Its Effects and Connection to Negative well-being.
    Tanner, Marcus N., Anisa M. Zvonkovic, and Charlie Adams (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 1-17.

    Analyzes internet questionnaire data from a snowball sample of Protestant American clergy; 28% had been forced from a ministry position at least once in their careers; they had poorer health than others & lower self-esteem, & were more likely to experience emotional exhaustion.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Depression; Health; Stress; Self-esteem; Mental health
  • Instrumental variable estimation of the effect of prayer on depression.
    Denny, Kevin J. (2011)
    Social Science and Medicine 73:8: 1194-1199.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Measurement; Prayer
  • The Perceived Prayers of Others, Stress, and Change in Depressive Symptoms Over Time.
    Krause, Neal (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 341-356.

    Analyzes 2005 & '07 interview data from American seniors from the 48 contiguous states. The depression occasioned by living in a delapidated neighborhood is reduced for those who believe others often prayer for them.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Mental health; Gerontology; Depression
  • Longitudinal relationships of religious worship attendance and spirituality with major depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation and attempts: Findings from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Areas Survey.
    Rasic, Daniel, Jennifer A. Robnson, James Bolton, O. Joseph Bienvenu, and Jitender Sareen (2011)
    Journal of Psychiatric Research 45:6: 848-854.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Suicide; Practice; Depression; Spirituality
  • Protective associations of importance of religion and frequency of service atendance with depression risk, suicidal behaviours and substance use in adolescents in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Rasic, Daniel, Steve Kisely, and Donald B. Langille (2011)
    Journal of Affective Disorders 132:3: 389-395.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Drug; Salience; Suicide; Depression; Adolescents; Canada, Nova Scotia
  • Religious Involvement and Religious Struggles.
    Hill, Terrence D., and Ryon J. Cobb (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 239-260.

    Reviews the literature & develops a theoretical model for the relationship between religion & longevity.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Depression; Doubt; Mental health; Belief; Conversion; Self-esteem; Mortality
  • Does Religion Protect Against Psychological Distress Among Chronically Ill and poor Women?
    Kilbourne, Barbara, Sherry M. Cummings, and Robert S. Levine (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 95-114.

    Analyzes interview data from low-income female patients in a Nashville, Tennessee, clinic. Dimensions of religion, arrived at through factor analysis, have modest but significant inverse effects on depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Poverty; Stress; Factor analysis; Mental health; Dimensions of religiosity; Women; Medical; Depression; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Unforgivenes, rumination, and depressive symptoms among older adults.
    Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit, Cynthia Torges, and Neal Krause (2010)
    Aging & Mental Health 14: 439-449.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Forgiveness; Gerontology
  • Religion and Psychological Distress in Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Social Forces 89: 559-584.

    Analyzes survey data from Kyoto Prefecture.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Japan, Kyoto; Stress; Mental health
  • Religion and Depressive Symptoms in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 229-247.

    Analyzes 2001 inteview data from American seniors. Church-based social support enhances a sense of meaning in life which in turn inversely affects depression symptoms.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Meaning; Mental health; Social support; Gerontology
  • Sexual minority young adult religiosity, sexual orientation conflict, self-esteem and depressive symptoms.
    Dahl, Angie, and Renee Galliher (2010)
    Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health 14:4: 271-290.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; Young adults; Dimensions of religiosity; Depression; Homosexuality
  • Religious involvement and risk of major depression in a prospective nationwide study of African Amrican adults.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Kevin J. Flannelly (2009)
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 197:8: 568-573.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Depression
  • Do private religious practices moderate the relation between family conflict and preadolescents' depression and anxiety symptoms?
    Davis, Kelly, and Catherine C. Epkins (2009)
    Journal of Early Adolescence 29:5: 693-717.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Depression; Conflict; Family; Devotionalism
  • The Influence of Religiosity on Depression among Low-Income People with Diabetes.
    Kilbourne, Barbara, Sherry M. Cummings, and Robert S. Levine (2009)
    Health and Social Work 34: 137-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Medical; Poverty; Stress; Depression
  • Religious involvement and depressive symptoms among Mexican-origin adults in California.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Brian K. Finch, Daniell N. Ryan, and Jennifer J. Salinas (2009)
    Journal of Community Psychology 37:2: 171-193.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Mexican Americans; Depression
  • The Education-Contingent Association between Religiosity and Health: The Differential Effects of Self-Esteem and the Sense of Mastery.
    Schieman, Scott (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 710-724.

    Analyzes 1990-91 interview data from Toronto residents aged 18-55 who were fluent in English; the association between religiosity & mental health is enhanced by education & self-esteem but lessened by a sense of mastery.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Ontario, Toronto; Depression; Health; Mental health; Alcohol; Religiosity
  • Medicine, Religion, and Health. Where Science and Spirituality Meet.
    Koenig, Harold G. (2008)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Foundation Press.

    Detailed review of the literature on the effect of religiosity on aspects of health.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Stress; Health; Definition of religion; Coping; Anxiety; Mortality; Disability; Suicide; Depression; Social support; Well-being, psychological
  • Religion and Depression in Older Medical Inpatients.
    Koenig, Harold G. (2007)
    American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 15:4: 282-291.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Depression
  • Religion and Remission of Depression in Medical Inpatients with Heart Failure/Pulmonary Disease.
    Koenig, Harold G. (2007)
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 195:5: 389-395.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Depression
  • Religiousness and Depressive Symptoms in Five Ethnic Adolescent Groups.
    Le, Thao N., William Tov, and Julie Taylor (2007)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 17: 209-232.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Depression; Adolescents
  • Religion, Spirituality, and Depressive Symptoms in Patients with HIV/AIDS.
    Yi, Michael S., Joseph M. Mrus, Terrance J. Wade, Mona L. Ho, Richard W. Homug, Sian Cotton, Amy H. Peterman, Christina M. Puchalski, and Joel Tsevat. (2006)
    Journal of General Internal Medicine 21 (Supplement 5): S21-S27.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Depression
  • Religion, Spirituality, and Depressive Symptoms in Primary Care House Officers.
    Yi, Michael S., Sara E. Luckhaupt, Joseph M. Mrus, Caroline V. Mueller, Amy H. Peterman, Christina M. Puchalski, and Joel Tsevat. (2006)
    Ambulatory Pediatrics 6:2: 84-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Medical
  • Religion and depression among U.S. college students.
    Phillips, Rick, and Andrea Henderson (2006)
    International Social Science Review 81:3/4: 166-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Depression
  • Operationalizing the Critical Theory of Religion.
    Gay, David A., Warren S.Goldstein, and Anna Campbell Buck (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 343-357.

    Analyzes 1978, '88, & '98 GeneralSocial Survey (U.S.A.) data; stress, poverty, & depression inversely predict church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Critical theory; Depression; Practice; Stratification; Stress
  • Religion as Moderator of the Depression-health Connection.
    Wink, Paul, Michelle Dillon, and Britta Larsen (2005)
    Research on Aging 27:2: 197-220.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Depression
  • Religion, Stress, and Mental Health in Adolescence: Findings from ADD Health.
    Nooney, Jennifer G. (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:4: 341-354.

    Analyzes 1994-95 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health data (U.S.A.). Religious involvement helps prevent school & health stressors, which reduces depression. It also mobilizes social resources relevant to suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Suicide; Health; Adolescents
  • Friendship Ties in the Church and Depressive Symptoms: Exploring Variations by Age.
    Krause, Neal, and Keith M. Wulff (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:4: 325-340.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from church members; among seniors, those with more friends in their congregations were less likely to suffer from depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Depression; Social support; Medical
  • Religiosity as a Mediator of Caregiver Well-being: Does Ethnicity Make a Difference?
    Morazno, Carmen L., and Denise King (2005)
    In Harry R. Moody (ed.) Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. Binghamton, New York: Haworth, pp. 69-84./Journal of Gerontological Social Work 45:1-3: 69-84.

    Analyzes survey data from African American, Latino, & other caregivers of Alsheimer's patients. Religiosity predicted epression inversely & self-acceptance directly.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Self concept; Latino Americans; African Americans
  • Subjective Religiosity and Depression in the Transition to Adulthood.
    Eliassen, A. Henry, John Taylor, and Donald A. Lloyd (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:2: 187-199.

    Established patterns of religiosity mitigate depression, but stressors elicit increased prayer activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Stress; Depression; Prayer; Mental health; Religiosity
  • Spirituality and Religious Variables as Predictors of Well-Being in Sex Offenders.
    Geary, Brendan, Joseph W. Ciarrocchi, and N.J. Scheers (2005)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 15: 167-187.

    Analyzes 2002-03 questionnaire data from 205 male sex-offenders in treatment groups; faith maturity (spirituality) & practice predicted life satisfaction but had no relation to depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex-offenders; Practice; Faith maturity; Depression; Life satisfaction
  • The association between spiritual and religious involvement and depressive symptoms in a Canadian population.
    Baetz, Marilyn, Ronald Griffin, Rudy Bowen, Harold G. Koenig, and Eugene Marcoux (2004)
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 192:12: 818-822.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; Self concept; Practice; Depression; Canada
  • Religious Doubt and Health: Exploring the Potential Dark Side of Religion.
    Krause, Neal, and Keith M. Wulff (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:1: 35-56.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 434 U.S. Christian religious congregations. Religious doubt predicts less satisfaction with health & more depression, especially among congregation members who fill official church offices.

    Associated Search Terms: Doubt; Faith; Depression; Mental health; United States
  • Religiousness and Depression: Evidence for a Main Effect and the Moderating Influence of Stressful Life Events.
    Smith, Timothy B., Michael E. McCullough, and Justin Poll (2003)
    Psychological Bulletin 129: 614-636.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Depression
  • Religion and Health. Depressive Symptoms and Mortality as Case Studies.
    McCullough, Michael E., and Timothy B. Smith (2003)
    In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 190-204.

    Review of the literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Medical; Mortality; Death
  • A Preliminary Assessment of Race Differences in the Relationship between Religius Doubt and Depressive Symptoms.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:2: 93-115.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from Americans aged 66 & over; religious elders are less depressed because they experience more subjective support & are more forgiving. African American seniors are more involved in religion than others are.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; African Americans; Belief; Gerontology
  • Religious Coping and Church-based Social Support as Predictors of Mental Health Outcomes: Testing a Conceptual Model.
    Nooney, Jennifer G., and Eric Woodrum (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 359-368.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; attendance moderated depression through church-based social support & religious coping while prayer did so through religious coping. Fundamentalism positively predicted depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Mental health; Depression; Prayer; Coping; United States
  • Religion as a Cross-Cultural Determinant of Depression in Elderly Europeans: Results from the EURODEP Collaboration.
    Braam, A.W., P. Van Den Eeden, M.J. Prince, et al. (2001)
    Psychological Medicine 31:5: 803-814.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Europe; Gerontology
  • When is Faith Enough? The Effects of Religious Involvement on Depression.
    Schnittker, Jason (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 393-411.

    Analyzes 1986 & '89 U.S. panel survey data; attendance had no independent effect on depression, religious help-seeking (prayer) had some inverse effect, & salience had a curvilinear effect, with moderate religiosity predicting less depression

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; United States; Prayer; Practice; Depression; Mental health
  • Religious Activity, Alcohol Use, and Depression in a Sample of Elderly Baptists.
    Musick, Marc A., Daniel G. Blazer, and Judith C. Hays (2000)
    Research on Aging 22: 91-116.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist; Alcohol; Gerontology; Depression
  • A Refuge for Some: Gender Differences in the Relationship between Religious Involvement and Depression.
    Mirola, William A. (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:4: 419-437.

    Analyzes 1988 interview data from Indianapolis, from respondents aged 18-55. Sees prayer used as coping and as buffering strain among women.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Depression; Gender; Coping; Medical
  • Organized Religion and Seniors' Mental Health.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1999)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on survey data from Tennessee seniors & interview data from church ministers to the elderly in Nashville, Tennessee; makes comparisons by race.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Parish; Gerontology; Depression; Mental health; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Community study
  • Religiosity and Remission from Depression in Medically Ill Older Patients.
    Koenig, Harold G., Linda K. George, and B.L. Peterson (1998)
    American Journal of Psychiatry 155: 536-542.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Religiosity; Gerontology
  • Religiosity Buffers Effects of Some Stressors on Depression but Exacerbates Others.
    Strawbridge, William J., Sarah J. Shema, Richard Cohen, Robert E. Roberts, and George A. Kaplan (1998)
    Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 53B:S118-S126.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Religiosity; Gerontology; Depression
  • Religious activity and depression among community-dwelling elderly persons with cancer: The moderating effect of race.
    Musick, Marc A., Harold G. Koenig, Judith C. Hays, and Harvey J. Cohen (1998)
    Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 53B: S218-S227.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Health; Gerontology; Depression; Medical
  • Firm Believers? Religion, Body Weight, and Well-being.
    Ferraro, Kenneth F. (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:3: 224-244.

    Analyzes 1986 survey data from Americans aged 25+.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Depression; Mental health; Health; United States; Happiness
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