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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY IN BRAZIL: HIGHER RATES AMONG EVANGELICALS AND SPIRITISTS
Author: Dalgalarrondo, P
Marin-Leon, L
Botega, NJ
Barros, MBD
De Oliveira, HB
Abstract: Aims: To verify the association between the prevalence of mental symptoms and excessive alcohol intake with religious affiliation, church attendance and personal religiosity. Methods: A household survey of 515 adults randomly sampled included the WHO SUPRE-MISS questionnaire, SRQ-20 and AUDIT. Weighted prevalences were estimated and logistic analyses were performed. Results: Minor psychiatric morbidity was greater among Spiritists and Protestants/Evangelicals than in Catholics and in the 'no-religion' group. The latter had a greater frequency of abusive alcohol drinking pattern and Protestants/Evangelicals showed lower drinking patterns. Conclusions: Although belonging to Protestant/Evangelical churches in Brazil may inhibit alcohol involvement it seems to be associated to a higher frequency of depressive symptoms. Processes of seeking relief in new religious affiliations among sub-groups with previous minor psychiatric symptoms may probably occur in the Brazilian society.
Subject: alcohol
Brazil
depression
mental health
religion
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Sage Publications Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/0020764008091439
Date Issue: 2008
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