20 ene. 2014

Can Spirituality Change Our Brain and Prevent Depression?




A recent study has indicated that the practice of regular spiritual activity can help alleviate and protect against depression.



The study, which was published online by JAMA Psychiatry, showed that a thickening of the brain cortex was associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice, and could be the reason why those activities guard against depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease, according to new research led by Lisa Miller, professor and director of Clinical Psychology and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.



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