Mormon women and depression, revisited - religion news service it's still unclear whether mormon women are more depressed than other women, but we've learned a lot about the characteristics of mormon women who've been treated for depression. Mormon women are no more likely than other women to experience depression, however, mormon women who experience depression have specific challenges a 1993 dissertation by marleen williams found a few differences in how mormon women experience depression. Credible research has shown that lds women are actually more likely to identify themselves as happy than non-mormon women religion generally (and the lds religion specifically) has been repeatedly shown to be either beneficial or neutral for mental health and well-being. Lds women are likely to develop depression due to the demanding and stressful role of being a mormon mother in the twenty-first century the standard answer for lds women's high depression rate is that they are overworked, heading large families, and struggling to meet expectations of perfection that are too high, said dr john h dickey, phd. In it, 143 mormon women and 36 non-mormon women in salt lake were interviewed by phone, and were asked about religiosity and depression, along with some demographic questions (income, number and ages of children, etc.
There is a perception, even within the mormon culture itself, that mormon women have a higher prevalence of depression this perception is because some see saints (lds), and major depressive episode, in a population-based study of aging and women but increased prevalence in men, after we controlled for. Prevalence of depression was compared in mormon women (n = 143) who have a high percentage of career homemakers and non-mormon (n = 36) who have a high percentage of women working outside the home no difference in prevalence of depression was noted. Scharman said studies on organized religion and depression found that religious people were generally happier than nonreligious people, and that held true for mormons. For many latter day saint (lds) women, the overwhelming pressure to be ‘molly mormon’ is unbearable lds women are likely to develop depression due to the demanding and stressful role of being a mormon mother in the twenty-first century.
I’ve attached a link to an interesting article of a study done on lds (mormon) women and depression – uvu professor’s study on lds women and depression share this: twitter. With all due respect, that is exactly what mormon doctrine is the first thing a new member receives after baptism and confirmation in the lds church is a “calling” each member is told that god himself has called the person to a specific job/position in the church a job they are expected to perform without complaint or question. Do mormon women struggle with depression more than american women in general if so, why these are the questions that religion news service’s jana riess sought to answer through a portion of her next mormons survey. Our experts say mormon women who get depressed feel the guilt more strongly jan barker, a sandy, utah, mother of four and active mormon woman who suffered a nervous. That isn't really a logical hypothesis there are mormons everywhere, not just in utah, so the fact that mormon women in utah are more depressed than anywhere else suggests that it is the state that is the problem, not the religion.
33 thoughts on “ a mormon theology of depression ” add comment glenn thigpen the link is a transcript of louise degn’s award-winning 1979 documentary titled “mormon women and depression” depression, and alcoholism are all mormon pioneer lines – and they happen to be those massive polygamous families with thousands of. Abstract this study investigates the prevalence and level of depression among mormon women compared to non-mormon women the hypothesis states that the incidence of depression will be higher among lds women than non-lds women. While the survey was inconclusive in fully understanding whether mormon women struggle with depression more than other women, the survey did provide insight into the characteristics of lds women. The dangerous lie about depression mormons often tell ourselves but should never believe the study indicated that teen girls and young adult women are especially at risk for depression, which included those 12 to 20 years old makes you think mormon life women lds depression women,lds,depression,makes you think mormon life.
Othercenteredness and depression in a sample of mormon women a thesis presented to the department of psychology brigham young university in partial fulfillment of the. Lds women in utah are at risk for depression due to toxic perfectionism and a host of other cultural factors, according to a recent study presented at utah valley university thursday. For one study that showed that lds women are actually less depressed than non-lds women, see this usa today article (note that the encyclopedia of mormonism article states that mormon women run about average with the population at large, and mormon men suffer with less depression than the average. The mormon land newsletter is a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, whether heralded in headlines, preached from the pulpit or.
Latter-day saint, sex and pornography addict in recovery, dealing with depression, returned missionary, father of a bunch of kids, graduate degree, self-employed, book of mormon reader, writer and thinker. A forum for ex-mormons and others who have been affected by mormonism to share news, commentary, and comedy about the mormon church subreddit rules. I love my children with a fierceness that hurts my oldest just graduated high school, and my momma heart hardly knows how to wrap itself around the fact that my babies are leaving our nest. To mormon moms dealing with depression or anxiety [ 3 ] comments by ri editors this guest post was submitted by beca mark to educate and support women with postpartum depression, as a part of our ongoing peculiar minds series lds/mormon postpartum support group.