Thursday, April 4, 2013

Depression Rate and Church Attendance in Solidly Adult Population

This study shows an incidence of major depression is less likely over time in those who consistently attend church, in their advanced adult years. 
http://www.reasons.org/articles/religion-and-mental-health-going-to-church-is-good-for-you

I'm assuming from the study that the benefit from attending appears after several years, rather than in just a "pop," I'm going now effect, in adults.  Interesting stuff.  This also could be related to the social benefits of not isolating oneself, such as in the NACS study, plus the worship benefits from peace with God and others.