Ashley Taylor reports in the New York Times on research that looks at the connections between the faith of a patient and the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy. It seems that faith is a positive predictor of treatment effectiveness. An excerpt:
“It’s one of the first studies I’ve read that actually looks at perhaps a mechanism” for “why we see some correlation between the strength of religious commitment or the strength of spiritual commitment and better outcomes,” said Dr. Marilyn Baetz, a psychiatrist at the University of Saskatchewan who studies the effects of religion and spirituality on mental health.
Check out the article to see the percentages, links to the study, and more reactions.