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Spiritual Meaning in Life and Values in Patients With Severe Mental Disorders

Olié, Emilie
Courtet, Philippe
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Published in The journal of nervous and mental disease. 2016, vol. 204, no. 6, p. 409-414
Abstract Spirituality and meaning in life are key dimensions of recovery in psychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was to explore spiritual meaning in life in relation to values and mental health among 175 patients with schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and anorexia nervosa. For 26% of the patients, spirituality was essential in providing meaning in life. Depending on the diagnosis, considering spirituality as essential in life was associated with better social functioning; self-esteem; psychological and social quality of life; fewer negative symptoms; higher endorsement of values such as universalism, tradition (humility, devoutness), and benevolence (helpfulness); and a more meaningful perspective in life. These results highlight the importance of spirituality for recovery-oriented care.
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Thérapeutiques des Troubles de l'Humeur et Anxieux (689)
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HUGUELET, Philippe et al. Spiritual Meaning in Life and Values in Patients With Severe Mental Disorders. In: The journal of nervous and mental disease, 2016, vol. 204, n° 6, p. 409-414. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000495 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:89921

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