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The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Mental Health Outcomes for PTSD 


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8. Cheng, Z.H, Pagano, L. & Shariff, A. (2018). The development and validation of the Microaggressions Against Non-religious Individuals Scale (MANRIS). Psychology of Religion and Spirituality's special edition on Atheism, Agnosticism, and Non-Religious Worldviews.


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