This is a religious cult practiced in the Caribbean and Southern USA mostly by afro-americans, immigrants and descendantscombining elements of Roman Catholic rituals with traditional African magical and religious rites, and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession.
Similar results could not be confidently replicated for other anxiety disorders.
Centuries ago the Coast Salish Indian Tribe was well known for its belief in spiritual transmutation between humans and animals, a trait of animistic culture. The belief of animatism doesn't assign a spiritual identity but instead believes in a single unified power that can manifest itself into objects or be acquired by and controlled by certain individuals.
Sacred spaces can help connect people as they anchor them to their cultural and religious traditions by providing a focus point where the divine and the mundane intersect and interact on a ritual level. Handbook of Religion and Health.
Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Am J Psychiatry. Pargament KI. They are then usually absorbed, often intentionally, into the new religious traditions that arrive and settle into an area.
However, it is still unclear if these differences suggest a specific association with obsessive—compulsive traits and reflect deviating etiopathogenetic and cognitive aspects between obsessive—compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders, or if these results are biased through other factors.
The protective effects of religiosity on maladjustment among maltreated and nonmaltreated children. In the first one, magical ideation scores did not differ significantly between OCD and generalized anxiety disorder, while the OCD group showed significantly higher scores than the healthy sample.