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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY IN BRAZIL: HIGHER RATES AMONG EVANGELICALS AND SPIRITISTS|
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.|
|Editor:||Sage Publications Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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