What is religiosity?

Religiosity refers to religious activity, dedication, and beliefs. This topic covers the available evidence on the relationship between religion and bipolar disorder.

What is the evidence for religiosity in people with bipolar disorder?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests religiosity plays a role in many people with bipolar disorder.

Review authors report that religiosity is important when facing symptoms and relapses. Religious and spiritual beliefs influenced the relationship with psychiatrists and spiritual figures of reference, but were not always relevant in terms of providing a protective effect and as a provocative element in depressive or hypomanic phases.

November 2021

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Last updated at: 1:56 pm, 1st November 2021
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