Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness


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In ancient times, one treatment for mental illness involved:

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1. Religious treatment for mental illness involves rooting the treatment in _____.

2. Studies have shown that very religious people do best in treatment when their therapist _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of prayer and meditation as alternative methods of mental illness treatments. You will be quizzed on what meditation is and types of mental disorders that can be alleviated with the use of meditation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Religious treatment for mental illness
  • Treatment in ancient time for mental illness
  • Type of treatment setting that seems to work best for religious people
  • Definition of meditation
  • Mental disorders that meditation helps alleviate

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related alternative treatments for mental illness lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about meditation as treatment in a different light
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding religion as treatment for mental illnesses

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, view our lesson called Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what abnormal psychology is
  • Learn about the history of treatment for mental illnesses
  • Understand the benefits of religious treatment for individuals with mental illnesses
  • Recall how meditation can help individuals alleviate certain symptoms