WHAT WE DID

  • Teleios reviewed medical articles from 1966 to 2015 that evaluated anxiety and the effect of religion. All articles originated from Christian countries.

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  • Populations explored
  • general anxiety and depression (5 studies)
  • prayer and Christian community intervention (4 studies)
  • religious based treatment (6 studies)
  • death anxiety (4 studies)
  • anxiety in illness (13 studies – HIV, cancer, heart conditions)

WHAT IT SHOWED

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  • Articles included
  • 32 articles were evaluated. The number and types of articles are shown in the bar graph below.

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  • Reduced anxiety/stress was shown with:

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  • These effects were observed in healthy individuals and various patient populations

WHAT IT MEANS

Practice of Christianity may help anxiety!


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