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28 June 2011

Religion benefits traumatic brain injury victims

New research shows that religion may help people who have traumatic brain injury. If they feel close to a higher power, it can help them rehabilitate, say experts.

If traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims feel close to a higher power, it can help them rehabilitate, according to Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Ph.D., a recent graduate from Wayne State University, and her mentor, Lisa J. Rapport, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .

The study was published in Rehabilitation Psychology.

"Among healthy adults, religion and spirituality have shown strong association with improved life satisfaction and physical and mental health outcomes," said Waldron-Perrine. But research about religion's effect on TBI rehabilitation in particular is lacking.

 
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