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Psychiatry and Religion: Context, Consensus and Controversies

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The argument of this book is that the divide between psychiatry and religion is an artificial one and that there is much room for understanding the same phenomena from different perspectives. In it thirteen senior mental health professionals and pastoral workers come together to explore what their different philosophies have to offer each other for the benefit of the individuals in their care. The book as a whole:

• sets the relationship between psychiatry and religion in historical context

• provides detailed ...

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Psychiatry and Religion: Context, Consensus and Controversies

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Overview

The argument of this book is that the divide between psychiatry and religion is an artificial one and that there is much room for understanding the same phenomena from different perspectives. In it thirteen senior mental health professionals and pastoral workers come together to explore what their different philosophies have to offer each other for the benefit of the individuals in their care. The book as a whole:

• sets the relationship between psychiatry and religion in historical context

• provides detailed information about specific religions and the significance of their belief systems for mental health management

• examines the relationship between psychopathology, psychiatry and religion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415165129
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/11/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Dr Eileen Barker, London School of Economics; Dr Dinesh Bhugra, Institute of Psychiatry; Rabbi Howard Cooper; Professor John Cox, University of Keele; Padma de Silva,Institute of Psychiatry; Dr Aziz Esmail, Institute of Ismaili Studies; Dr Peter Fenwick, The Maudsley Hospital, Oxford; Professor Ezra Griffith, Yale University School of Medicine; Dr Maurice Lipsedge, Guy's Hospital; Dr Roland Littlewood, University College, London; Cannon Mark Sutherland, The Maudsley Hospital
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