Dr. Adam Pace and Dr. Michael McGuire from the Belmont University College of Pharmacy recently published their article “The relationship of self-stigma of depression to evangelical beliefs and religious practices” in the journal Mental Health, Religion, and Culture.
The article describes the results of a 1000-person survey of the United States population to explore differences in attitudes toward depression between Christians and non-Christians. Christians in the study did not show more negative attitudes toward depression than non-Christians on average.
However, increased frequency of many Christian religious practices was associated with more negative attitudes. Dr. David Phillippi, lecturer in Graduate Nursing, provided expertise in the data analysis for the article.