Discuss religion, spirituality when treating young adults with severe mental illness

(Baylor University) A majority of young adults with severe mental illness -- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression -- consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
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Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ajp in advance Anne Duffy anxiety bipolar disorder children manic symptoms predictors sleep disorders Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Am J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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