Family Research Council

Doctors Inject More Faith into Treatments


By Tony Perkins
September 02, 2013

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Apparently, God really is the Great Physician! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. According to one study, the best anti-depressant may be faith! The research, which was just published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that people who believe in a higher power respond better to psychiatric care. Dr. David Rosmarin of Harvard Medical said, "Our work suggests that people with a moderate to high level of belief... do significantly better in short-term [mental] treatment than those without, regardless of their [religion]." Overall, the patients' well-being increased and their tendency to be depressed decreased. And belief isn't the only thing that helps. So does prayer. At San Francisco General Hospital, 393 cardiac patients were split into groups--half were prayed for by strangers and the other half weren't. Those who were prayed for had fewer complications, needed less drug treatment, and left the hospital earlier. Let that be a lesson to the Obama administration. We don't need more government in our health care, we need more God!

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