Spirituality, Religion May Protect Against Major Depression by Thickening Brain Cortex

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Spirituality, Religion May Protect Against Major Depression by Thickening Brain Cortex

Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:53 am

Jan. 16, 2014 — A thickening of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression -- particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease, according to new research led by Lisa Miller, professor and director of Clinical Psychology and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.


The study, published online by JAMA Psychiatry, involved 103 adults at either high or low risk of depression, based on family history. The subjects were asked how highly they valued religion or spirituality. Brain MRIs showed thicker cortices in subjects who placed a high importance on religion or spirituality than those who did not. The relatively thicker cortex was found in precisely the same regions of the brain that had otherwise shown thinning in people at high risk for depression.



http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116084846.htm



Interesting though  I do not suffer from any depression, so to me you can be just as happy in life without any religion or spirituality. Fair enough if it can help people.

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Re: Spirituality, Religion May Protect Against Major Depression by Thickening Brain Cortex

Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:54 am

You wouldn't would you Mr f**k-twaddling-perfect.

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Re: Spirituality, Religion May Protect Against Major Depression by Thickening Brain Cortex

Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Sister Mary wrote:You wouldn't would you Mr f**k-twaddling-perfect.


 Spit The dummy 

Well maybe you should convert to being a Muslim, may help your depression

lol!

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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:06 pm

No thanks, I'm looking forward to kicking the bucket.  This world has been turned into a living hell by people like you.

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Re: Spirituality, Religion May Protect Against Major Depression by Thickening Brain Cortex

Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:08 pm

Sister Mary wrote:No thanks, I'm looking forward to kicking the bucket.  This world has been turned into a living hell by people like you.



Really, I think you have claimed this poor accusation to many posters claiming thy have pushed you over the edge only to continually return. I have no doubt you suffer depression and I am sorry that you do, but you use it as a weapon to try and use the guilt trip on posters to excuse your own abuse!

Now that is poor to say the least

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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:11 pm

What bollocks, I hate most human beings...but because of my psychopathic traits...I should.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:14 pm

Sister Mary wrote:What bollocks, I hate most human beings...but because of my psychopathic traits...I should.


That is no excuse, other people with depression do not, you again use it as an excuse to be abusive, that is wrong,no matter what you say because clearly many times to some posters who are constantly nice, so if you can be nice to them you can be nice to everyone, showing it is a choice on your part whether you are nasty or nice

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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:15 pm

You know nothing.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:17 pm

Sister Mary wrote:You know nothing.



So explain why you are nice to some people and not to others, are you suggesting that is not a choice on your part?

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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:26 pm

Some geezer once wrote that the world is but a stage and we are all actors.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:27 pm

Sister Mary wrote:Some geezer once wrote that the world is but a stage and we are all actors.



Yes but are you saying now you are only acting and when being nice to posters here it is just an act and you really hate them then?

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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:29 pm

I have the ability to be charming and very friendly, but within I am dead.


I have led a double life and am considering divulging my darker side, it will shock.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:31 pm

Sister Mary wrote:I have the ability to be charming and very friendly, but within I am dead.


I have led a double life and am considering divulging my darker side, it will shock.



Do as you please Keith, that is your choice, but I am not convinced of any of what you are saying as clearly you get along with some people very well and never even seem to fall out with them, pointing even more so to it being a choice that you do, even acting out would be a choice, so on all fronts you can be nice when you want to be

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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:40 pm

Whatever.

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Post  heavenly father on Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:52 am

I have read some articles that would claim certain religions have a higher rate of depression and even suicide than that of non religious, so i guess it as much what you believe as simply believing.

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Post  Hugh Jardon on Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:32 pm

Julian Carswell wrote:No thanks, I'm looking forward to kicking the bucket.  This world has been turned into a living hell by people like you.


Oh do come on keith....

Just turn that frown upside down...

You see, that wasn't too hard was it?
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