WebMD has a new article up about a study that showed a correlation between church attendance and good mental health. The article lays out the findings of the study thus:
"The higher the worship frequency, the lower the odds of depression, mania, and panic disorders," says researcher Marilyn Baetz, MD, of the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
And, here's the kicker, Dr. Baetz then offers this theory to explain the findings:
"A psychiatric disorder is a BIG thing," she [Dr. Baetz] tells WebMD. "It causes you to search for what's going on, for meaning and significance. Pushed to their limit of their own personal resources, the illness causes people to search for answers outside themselves."