15 agosto 2015

dá felicidade

A new study suggests that joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation, such as volunteering, playing sports or taking a class.
A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology by researchers at the London School of Economics and Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that the secret to sustained happiness lies in participation in religion.
“The church appears to play a very important social role in keeping depressing at bay and also as a coping mechanism during periods of illness in later life,” Mauricio Avendano, an epidemiologist at LSE and an author of the study, said in a statement. “It is not clear to us how much this is about religion per se, or whether it may be about the sense of belonging and not being socially isolated.”

1 comentário:

Antonio Cristovao disse...

A minha assistente caseira, entrou nos Jeovas por motivos de depressão; melhorou sem dúvida; mas desde que lá está já teve duas novas depressões. Os estudos felizmente têm vários ângulos; o que é bom!!