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Clips tracked from release "Spirituality and Religion May Protect Against Major Depression By Thickening Brain Cortex" issued by Columbia University, Teachers College

Released: 1/20/2014 12:20 PM EST
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*(Some clips appearing on this report may be a result of earlier promotion of the study published in JAMA Psychiatry in late December, 2013. Later clips dated after January 15, 2014 have a high probability of being a result of the Newswise-issued release.)

Business Insider Australia
30-Dec 00:00 ET

Study Shows How Spirituality Could Help Your Brain
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For people at high risk of depression because of a family history, spirituality may offer some protection for the brain, a new study hints. Parts of the brain's outer layer, the cortex, were thicker in high-risk study participants who ...
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Catholic Online
02-Jan 00:00 ET
Religious, spiritual people found to have 'thicker' brains to protect them from ...
A recent study now suggests that believers or those with a spiritual side have "thicker" sections of brain tissue than other people. Scientists say that while religion is largely a matter of the heart, it seems the shape of our brains could also have a role to play.
Deccan Chronicle
19-Jan 01:22 ET
Spirituality and religion may protect brain from depression
A new study has found that spiritual or religious practice may guard against depression, particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease, by thickening the brain cortex. The study by Lisa Miller, professor and director of Clinical Psychology ...
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Fox News
31-Dec 00:00 ET
Thicker brain sections tied to spirituality, study finds
For people at high risk of depression because of a family history, spirituality may offer some protection for the brain, a new study hints. Parts of the brain's outer layer, the cortex, were thicker in high-risk study participants who said religion or spirituality was ...
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gulfnews.com
01-Jan 00:00 ET
Religious people have thicker brain tissue
London: They say religion is a matter of the heart - but it seems the shape of our brains could also have a role to play. Believers or those with a spiritual side have 'thicker' sections of brain tissue than other people, a study suggests. And in welcome news for ...
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Health24.com
31-Dec 00:00 ET
Thicker brain sections tied to spirituality: study
For people at high risk of depression because of a family history, spirituality may offer some protection for the brain. 0
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HealthCentral.com
17-Jan 00:00 ET
News that keeps you healthy
Participating in certain spiritual or religious practices may work to lower risk of depression by thickening a certain part of the brain, according to a new study. To examine the connection between spiritual practices and depression, scientists from the Spirituality ...
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InterAksyon
31-Dec 00:00 ET
Religiosity may enhance brain's protection vs depression - study
NEW YORK - For people at high risk of depression because of a family history, spirituality may offer some protection for the brain, a new study hints. Parts of the brain's outer layer, the cortex, were thicker in high-risk study participants who said religion or ...
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Medical Xpress
20-Jan 06:04 ET
Spirituality, religion may protect against major depression by thickening ...
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 ...
New Zealand Herald
01-Jan 00:00 ET
Is religious faith linked to the shape of our brains?
They also discovered that those at the highest risk of depression have thinning cortices. "Our beliefs and our moods are reflected in our brain," said Dr Myrna Weissman, professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University in New York. "The ...
News-Medical.net
16-Jan 00:00 ET
Thickening of brain cortex linked with spiritual and religious practice
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 ...
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Newswise
15-Jan 17:00 ET
Spirituality and Religion May Protect Against Major Depression By Thickening ...
Study Led by Dr. Lisa Miller, Teachers College, Columbia University, Finds Spirituality Most Effective With High-Risk Patients. Released: 1/15/2014 5:00 PM EST Source Newsroom: Columbia University, Teachers College
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Over Easy, Please
17-Jan 00:00 ET
Religion may protect against major depression, say researchers
Man in prayer, Cao Dai Temple, Vietnam. Photo: (c) Seoulsearcher (via Flickr) CC BY-ND 2.0. Brain cortex thickening that has been associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice may guard against depression, especially in those at ...
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PsychCentral.com
19-Jan 07:45 ET
How Spirituality Protects the Brain Against Depression
How Spirituality Protects the Brain Against Depression Engaging in regular meditation or another spiritual practice is linked to a thickening of the brain cortex, according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry. This discovery could lead to new insights ...
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PsychCentral.com (blog)
31-Dec 00:00 ET
Bulk Up Your Brain: Lift Those Spiritual Weights
A new study reported in JAMA Psychiatry says that religion and spirituality may be linked to a thicker cerebral cortex in people who are at higher risk of depression (and others.) Previous research shows that a thinner cortex is found in people with clinical ...
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Round News
01-Jan 00:00 ET
People who believe in a god have 'thicker' brains, study reveals
A recent U.S. research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that people who have strong spiritual or religious beliefs have a deeper brain cortex than those who don't. The study which was made on people with a family history of depression also ...
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Science Daily
16-Jan 00:00 ET
Spirituality, religion may protect against major depression by thickening ...
The study, published online by JAMA Psychiatry, involved 103 adults at either high or low risk of depression, based on family history.
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Telemanagement
18-Jan 10:22 ET
Can religion help depression? Maybe, study says
Seventeen million Americans each year suffer from depression, including 10 percent of the elderly. Yet, only about 17 percent of depressed individuals receive adequate treatment. And by 2020, depression may be the greatest cause of death aside from ...
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The Independent  (2)
17-Jan 00:00 ET
Spiritual or religious activity may protect against depression by thickening brain ...
Meditation and other such spiritual or religious practices may help prevent depression by prompting a thickening of the brain cortex, researchers have said. Mindfulness based therapy has long been recommended to those who suffer from depression and a ...
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Spiritual or religious practice may protect against depression by thickening brain ...
Meditation and other such spiritual or religious practices may help prevent depression by prompting a thickening of the brain cortex, researchers have said. Mindfulness based therapy has long been recommended to those who suffer from depression and a ...
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The Inquisitr
02-Jan 00:00 ET
Spirituality May Provide Brain Depression Protection [Study]
The results apparently revealed that the brain cortex was thicker for those who said that religion or spirituality was important to them versus those who did not prioritize religion in their lives, but not necessarily for church attendance. Study co ...
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TheBlaze.com
31-Dec 00:00 ET
Study Reveals What Religion and Spirituality Might Be Doing for the Human Brain
Religious people may have a whole new reason for joy in their lives: A study has found evidence that spirituality might help protect the human brain against depression. “Our beliefs and our moods are reflected in our brain and with new imaging techniques we ...
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TopNews New Zealand
18-Jan 00:00 ET
Spirituality Plays a Role in Preventing Depression: Study
Study A new research has come up with findings to suggest that meditation and other such spiritual or religious practices have a role to play in preventing depression. Columbia University research team has revealed after noticing that thickening of brain ...
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