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Science shows the efficacy of trust in God to treat anxiety

Posted by Mats on 02/04/2009

 

Aish.com http://www.aish.com/spirituality/growth/God_vs._Prozac.asp

God vs. Prozac
by Sara Yoheved Rigler

Prominent scientists show the efficacy of trust in God to treat anxiety.

David Rosmarin was a sophomore in college in 1999 when he began to feel anxious. His nervousness — about academic stresses and social woes — was probably typical of all college students everywhere, but when David experienced difficulty falling asleep at night, he considered going to the campus psych to get medication.

After one of his weekly Torah learning sessions, David consulted Rabbi Nissan Applebaum about the sleep he was losing. “Rabbi, would it be a good idea for me to speak to a mental health professional like a psychologist or psychiatrist about my anxiety?”

Without replying, Rabbi Applebaum rose from his seat and ran out of the room. Confused yet intrigued, David followed him. “I watched,” recalls David, “as he proceeded to photocopy pages from a book, preparing a sheath of papers for me that would change my life.”

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