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Can you control depression with prayer?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

There have not been any significant studies that support prayer only as a way to control or treat depression.
However, strong spirituality in addition to therapy, exercise, and/or medication treatment can help in ones recovery and ongoing prevention/management.

In brief: Not necessarily

There have not been any significant studies that support prayer only as a way to control or treat depression.
However, strong spirituality in addition to therapy, exercise, and/or medication treatment can help in ones recovery and ongoing prevention/management.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: It can help.

Studies on prayer show lower rates of depression & suicide in people who pray.
They are more likely to recover quickly when ill. To obtain optimal health we need physical/ emotional & spiritual balance. I see prayer as a possible piece of the puzzle when it comes to healing along with conventional tx. Please read: http://stason.Org/tularc/health/alternative-medicine/prayer-health-benefits.Html.

In brief: It can help.

Studies on prayer show lower rates of depression & suicide in people who pray.
They are more likely to recover quickly when ill. To obtain optimal health we need physical/ emotional & spiritual balance. I see prayer as a possible piece of the puzzle when it comes to healing along with conventional tx. Please read: http://stason.Org/tularc/health/alternative-medicine/prayer-health-benefits.Html.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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