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A term which, in the UK, is defined as an organised belief system concerning the sacred and/or divine, which is based on the moral codes, cultures and subcultures, practices and institutions associated with such a belief system.


An entity of wide human significance encompassing doctrinal, historical, literary, devotional, experiential, behavioural and transcendental elements. It is concerned with man's relationship to God, however perceived. Religion may be formalized in dogma or entirely free and individual. It may be a matter of indifference or of the most central importance. Its influence on health may be beneficial, negligible or malign. Religion has been one of the major causes of human suffering and a source of immense consolation to millions. It has brought out the direst cruelty and the most benevolent and altruistic conduct. By their nature, religious beliefs cannot be validated in the manner of scientific facts and must always be matters of faith and unsupported belief. Doctors have a duty to respect the religious beliefs of their patients.


n the outward and often social articulation of belief in higher powers, often practiced in a community setting; may include attendance of public worship and participation in the rituals particular to the faith tradition being embraced.

Patient discussion about religion

Q. Is Christian religion dangerous to your mental health? I think manic episodes can be somewhat akin to religious experiences. Perhaps searching for God can lead to either mania or depression. Maybe we are searching for an impossible dream.

A. I would say that in our life, the balance factor is important. everything that is over-rated will not be good anymore. example :
- if you're too obese, you have higher risk of having some metabolic problems; but if you're doing your strict diet too strong, then you can risk yourself of lacking some nutrition
- you are lazy enough to do some sports, you can't have your muscles built. you push yourself too hard in workout session, there's a risk of sport injury

and i will say the same in religion related to mental health. we need to be healthy not just physically, but also mentally, and spiritually. the problem is, some 'fanatic' believers -because the religion itself always teaches us how to live our life well- are exaggerating some beliefs inside the religion verses, and live it outrageously, and later it will manifest in some manic manifestation.

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735-720 BCE); and Hoze hezyonot, (1869; "The Visionary"), an expose of Hasidism (an austere Jewish religious movement with overtones of mysticism) that was confiscated by religious authorities.
The founder of the religious movement Christian Science, Eddy published Science and Health (1875) as an exposition of her ideas and as the official statement of the organization she headed.
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The Sheikh added that he does not seek to promote any particular religious movement, as he and his followers are simply Muslims like their counterparts worldwide.

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