Year: 2014 Source: Bipolar Disorders.(2013).15(4):385Ð393. DOI: 10.1111/bdi.12069 SIEC No: 20140225

Intrinsic religiosity and positive religious coping are strongly associated with fewer depressive symptoms and improved quality of life. Negative religious coping is associated with worse quality of life. Religiosity is a relevant aspect of patients’ lives and should be taken into consideration by physicians when assessing and managing bipolar disorder patients. Further longitudinal studies are needed to determine the causality and therapeutic implications of our findings.