In January 2012 the American Journal of Psychiatry published an editorial by Dan Blazer, M.D., PhD. The title of the editorial was Religion/Spirituality and Depression: What Can We Learn from Empirical Studies?
For those of you who don’t know, an empirical study is research that collects data by means of observation or experiment. It is NOT opinion and researchers do not draw firm conclusions from any result.
I thought you might be interested in what Blazer has to say.