Cutting Off Religious Habits Could Impact Your Health

People who regularly attend church as kids, but then stop going as adults, could be putting themselves at a greater risk for anxiety.

A survey from temple university found women who had stopped being religiously active were three times more likely to suffer from anxiety or alcohol abuse compared to women who had always been religiously active.

However, men who stopped their religious habits were less likely to suffer from depression than men who never did.

Researchers say women may be more socially integrated in their religious community, so cutting that off may have a serious effect.