Handbook of Religion and Health

Handbook of Religion and Health

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qCompletely revises and updates the first edition, ... surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life ...[The] authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursingq--Provided by publisher.RACE Among Caucasians (whites), the prevalence of hypertension at all ages is about 30 percent, compared to African Americans where the prevalence is closer ... 2007), twentyfour-hour ambulatory BP monitoring has found that men have higher BP than women of similar age (Wiinberg et al. ... These genes code for proteins involved in calcium transport across cell membranes and steroid production.

Title:Handbook of Religion and Health
Author:Harold Koenig, Dana King, Verna B. Carson
Publisher:OUP USA - 2012-02-29


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