The purpose of this dissertation: A Study of the Effectiveness of the Hope For Generations Buddy Partner Prayer Ministry on Christians with Bipolar 1 Disorder Who Exhibit Manic Symptoms is to examine the impact of prayer during the manifest flare up of manic symptoms. The study will focus on the effectiveness of the prayer ministry of the Buddy Partner Prayer Group (BPPG) in ‘Hope For Generation Church Ministry on behalf of participants in the midst of Bipolar Disorder 1 decompensating during worship services. Using a case study approach utilizing eight (8) participants, the results verified the hypotheses and demonstrated that when the Buddy Partner Prayer Group (BPPG) in Hope For Generation Church Ministry prayed, in 7 of 8 cases believers with Bipolar 1 Disorder who exhibited manic symptoms showed a decrease in these symptoms.
|School:||Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-B 76/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Theology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Bipolar 1 disorder, Christians with mental illness, Manic symptoms, Should christians take medication for mental illness, Theology and the mentally ill, Worshiping with the mentally ill|
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