Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders.(2013).146(3):441Ð446.DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.08.030 SIEC No: 20140347

Belief in God is very common and tied to mental health/illness in the general population, yet its relevance to psychiatric patients has not been adequately studied. We examined relationships between belief in God and treatment outcomes, and identified mediating mechanisms. Belief in God, but not religious affiliation, was associated with better treatment outcomes. With respect to depression, this relationship was mediated by belief in the credibility of treatment and expectations for treatment gains.

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