Children with mothers who are religiously committed are less likely to suffer from depression later in life, a new study has found.

A 10-year study by Columbia University and the National Institute for Healthcare Research found that daughters of women who considered religion highly important were 60 percent less likely to have a major depressive disorder. When mother and child belonged to the same denomination, daughters were 71 percent less likely to suffer from jmajor depression, and sons were 84 percent less likely.