Five precepts of Buddhism may be linked to lower depression risk
- Published: Thursday, 12 January 2023 11:06
Study suggests the moral practice may buffer known links between high stress levels and depression
A new study suggests that people with high levels of neuroticism and stress may be at greater risk for depressive symptoms, but those links could be buffered for people who observe the five precepts of Buddhism -- a fundamental system of ethics for the religion's followers. Nahathai Wongpakaran of Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on November 30, 2022.
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