Religion: Tidings

>Is a touch of madness one of the hazards of the parson's profession? It may be, at least among the Presbyterian ministers in the straitlaced Church of Scotland. A recent study of a representative sampling of the church's clergy men claims that fully 68% suffer from "mental, psychoneurotic and personality disorders." Dr. Hugh A. Eadie, a young Presbyterian minister from Australia, made the findings while at the University of Edinburgh, as part of a larger examination of the health of Scottish clergy. The first section of his inquiry determined that ministers enjoyed better health than most other Scottish occupational groups—both fewer...

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