Religious and Spiritual Factors in Depression
SPECIAL ISSUE of the peer-reviewed open-access journal, Depression Research and Treatment (August 2012)
Lead Guest Editor:
Harold G. Koenig, M.D.
Raphael Bonelli, M.D.
Rachel E. Dew, M.D.
David H. Rosmarin, Ph.D.
Sasan Vasegh, M.D.
Introduction to Special Issue
1. Religious and spiritual factors in depression: review and integration of the research (by the editors)
2. Does death of a family member moderate the relationship between religious attendance and depressive symptoms? The HUNT Study, Norway (Sorensen et al)
3. Late life depressive symptoms, religiousness, and mood in the last week of life (Braam et al)
4. Prospective associations between religiousness/spirituality and depression and mediating effects of forgiveness in a nationally representative sample of United States adults (Tousaint et al)
5. Influence of spirituality on depression, PTSD, and suicidality in active duty military personnel (Hourani et al)
6. Longitudinal relationships of religion with post-treatment depression severity in older psychiatric patients: Evidence of direct and indirect effects (Hayward)
7. A pilot survey of clergy regarding mental health care for children (Blalock & Dew)
8. Spiritually integrated treatment of depression: A conceptual framework (Peteet)
9. Religious vs. conventional psychotherapy for major depression in patients with chronic medical illness: Rationale, methods, and preliminary results (Koenig)