Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries / Edition 1

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Overview

Religion (and spirituality) is very much alive and shapes the cultural values and aspirations of psychiatrist and patient alike, as does the choice of not identifying with a particular faith. Patients bring their beliefs and convictions into the doctor-patient relationship. The challenge for mental health professionals, whatever their own world view, is to develop and refine their vocabularies such that they truly understand what is communicated to them by their patients. Religion and Psychiatry provides psychiatrists with a framework for this understanding and highlights the importance of religion and spirituality in mental well-being. This book aims to inform and explain, as well as to be thought provoking and even controversial. Patiently and thoroughly, the authors consider why and how, when and where religion (and spirituality) are at stake in the life of psychiatric patients. The interface between psychiatry and religion is explored at different levels, varying from daily clinical practice to conceptual fieldwork. The book covers phenomenology, epidemiology, research data, explanatory models and theories. It also reviews the development of DSM V and its awareness of the importance of religion and spirituality in mental health. What can religious traditions learn from each other to assist the patient? Religion and Psychiatry discusses this, as well as the neurological basis of religious experiences. It describes training programmes that successfully incorporate aspects of religion and demonstrates how different religious and spiritual traditions can be brought together to improve psychiatric training and daily practice.
• Describes the relationship of the main world religions with psychiatry
• Considers training, policy and service delivery
• Provides powerful support for more effective partnerships between psychiatry and religion in day to day clinical care This is the first time that so many psychiatrists, psycholog

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Editorial Reviews

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"The range is very broad, there is a fair degree of debate within the volume, and attempting to bring the combatants together in discussion sections may be valuable in a second edition. Considering the enormity and controversial nature of the subject, the editors must be commended on producing this valuable volume." (Mental health, religion and culture, 1 January 2011)

"All in all: very readable, a large amount of material brought together in a single volume, a milestone marking the beginning of a new, less ideological and less conflict-ridden era in the history of psychiatry and religion." (Dutch Theological Journal, 2010)

"offers an outstanding collection of chapters dealing with mental health and religion. Its editors, Peter J. Verhagen, Herman M. van Praag, Juan J. Lopez-Ibor Jr., John L. Cox., and Driss Moussaoui, have assembled a great variety of chapters dealing with topics that are of great interest to psychologists studying religion." (www.psyrel.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470694718
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Series: World Psychiatric Association Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Verhagen is a graduate of the School of Medicine(1983) and the School of Theology (1988) of the University ofUtrecht, the Netherlands. In 1988 he was registered as apsychiatrist. He is a practicing psychiatrist and theologian, grouppsychotherapist and supervisor (2002) of the Dutch Association forGroup Dynamics and Group Psychotherapy. He is Director of theProgram for the Treatment of Personality Disorders, Meerkanten GGzErmelo/Harderwijk. He is also co-founder and present chair of theWPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry, founded in2003, and Secretary of the Dutch Foundation for Psychiatry andReligion. He is lead editor of the Dutch journal, 'Psyche& Geloof' (Psyche & Faith).  

Herman M. van Praag is Professor Emeritus of the DutchUniversities of Groningen, Utrecht, Maastricht, and the AlbertEinstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. He established thefirst department of biological psychiatry in Europe (Groningen) andbecame the first European Professor of Biological Psychiatry in1968. He is well known for his extensive research on the biologicaldeterminants of depression and depressive symptoms for which he wasdecorated many times. He chaired the WPA Section on Religion,Spirituality and Psychiatry.

 Juan J. López-Ibor, Jr is Professor and Chairman ofPsychiatry and Director of the Institute for Psychiatry and MentalHealth of the San Carlos Hospital of the Complutense University inMadrid. He is also Director of the World Health OrganizationCollaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health,Spain, and Fellow of the Royal National Academy of Medicine ofSpain, Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine ofZaragoza, and Honorary Fellow of the Spanish Medical ChirurgicalAcademy. He has been Secretary General, President-Elect andPresident of the World Psychiatric Association. He is author, aloneor in collaboration, of 53 books and of 219 chapters in monographsby other authors. He has published more than 330 papers inscientific journals and has presented more than 1,500 papers andcommunications in scientific meetings.

John L. Cox is Professor Emeritus at Keele University andVisiting Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. During his period as President and Dean of the Royal College ofPsychiatrists, he encouraged greater emphasis on internationalmental health, and the bridging of arts and science. He is theImmediate Past Secretary General of the World PsychiatricAssociation. He has a longstanding interest in the relationshipbetween religion, spirituality and mental health, and was the leadeditor of a book based on the work of Paul Tournier. He co-authoredModern Management of Perinatal Mental Disorder, and has publishedwidely in perinatal mental health and transcultural psychiatry.

 Driss Moussaoui is the Founder and the Chairman of the IbnRushd University Psychiatric Centre in Casablanca, Morocco, a WHOCollaborating Centre in Mental Health since 1992. He is thePresident-Elect of the World Association of Social Psychiatry and amember of the French Academy of Medicine. He is the Vice-Chair ofthe World Psychiatric Association Section on Spirituality, Religionand Psychiatry. Driss Moussaoui has published (or edited) 10 booksand hundreds of papers in international journals.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Foreword

Preface

General Introduction: Religion and Science

Peter J. Verhagen

PART 1 PROLEGOMENA (FIRST ISSUES): HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY,SCIENCE AND CULTURE

Introduction

1.1 Evil in Historical Perspective: At the Intersection ofReligion and Psychiatry

Michael H. Stone

1.2 Linguistic Analysis and Values-Based Practice: One Way ofGetting Started with Some Kinds of Philosophical Problems at theInterface Between Psychiatry and Religion

Bill (K.W.M.) Fulford

1.3 Science and Transcendence in Psychopathology; Lessons fromExistentialism

Juan J. López-Ibor Jr. & María InésLópez-Ibor Alcocer

1.4 Psychiatry of the Whole Person – Contribution ofSpirituality in form of Mystic (Sufi) Thinking

Ahmad Mohit

PART 2 MAIN ISSUES: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN PSYCHIATRY, MENTALHEALTH AND MAJOR RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

Introduction 87

2.1 Judaism and Psychiatry

Ayala Uri, Noa Navot & Alan Apter

2.2 Christianity and Psychiatry

John R. Peteet

2.3 Religion and Mental Health in Islam

Ahmed Okasha

2.4 Psychiatry and African Religion

Frank G. Njenga, Anna Nguithi & Sam G. Gatere

2.5 Hinduism and Mental Health

R. Srinivasa Murthy

2.6 Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Japan

Naotaka Shinfuku & Kenji Kitanishi

2.7 Psychiatry and Theravada Buddhism

Pichet Udomratn

PART 3 CORE ISSUES: RELIGION AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

Introduction 209

3.1 Religious Experience and Psychopathology

Juan J. López-Ibor Jr. & María InésLópez-Ibor Alcocer

3.2 God’s Champions and Adversaries: About the Bordersbetween Normal and Abnormal Religiosity

Herman M. van Praag

3.3 Religion and Psychopathology: Psychosis and Depression

Andrew C. P. Sims

3.4 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Religion: AReconnaissance

Harold J. G. M. van Megen, Dianne A. den Boer-Wolters &Peter J. Verhagen

3.5 Religion and Psychoanalysis: Past and Present

Allan M. Josephson, Armand Nicholi Jr. & AllanTasman

3.6 On the Psychology of Religious Fundamentalism

John, Lord Alderdice

3.7 Measurement at the Interface of Psychiatry and Religion:

Issues and Existing Measures

Peter C. Hill & Carissa Dwiwardani

PART 4 RESEARCH ISSUES

Introduction

4.1 Religion and Mental Health: What Do You Mean When You Say‘Religion’? What Do You Mean When You Say ‘MentalHealth’?

Charles H. Hackney

4.2 A Moment of Anger, a Lifetime of Favor: Image of God,Personality, and Orthodox Religiosity

Elisabeth H.M. Eurelings-Bontekoe & HannekeSchaap-Jonker

4.3 The Relationship Between an Orthodox Protestant Upbringingand Current Orthodox Protestant Adherence, DSM-IV Axis II B ClusterPersonality Disorders and Structural Borderline PersonalityOrganization

Elisabeth H.M. Eurelings-Bontekoe & PatrickLuyten

4.4 When Religion Goes Awry: Religious Risk Factors for PoorerHealth and Well-Being

Hisham Abu Raiya, Kenneth I. Pargament & GinaMagyar-Russell

4.5 Religious Practice and Mental Health: a MoroccanExperience

Driss Moussaoui & Nadia Kadri

4.6 Religious and Spiritual Considerations in PsychiatricDiagnosis: Considerations for the DSM-V

David Lukoff, C. Robert Cloninger, Marc Galanter, David M.Gellerman, Linda Glickman, Harold G. Koenig, Francis G. Lu, WilliamE. Narrow, John R. Peteet, Samuel B. Thielman & C. PaulYang

PART 5 INTERDISCIPLINARY ISSUES: PSYCHOTHERAPY, PASTORAL CAREAND MEANING GIVING

Introduction

5.1 Gods of the Horizon: The Therapist’s and thePatient’s Religious Representations and the Inevitability ofCountertransference

Moshe Halevi Spero

5.2 Assumptions About Pastoral Care, Spirituality and MentalHealth

Peter J. Verhagen & Adamantios G. Avgoustidis

5.3 Coming to Terms with Loss in Schizophrenia – TheSearch for Meaning

Hanneke (J.K.) Muthert

PART 6 CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES: RELIGION AND THE BRAIN

Introduction

6.1 The Limits of Scientific Understanding and their Relevancefor the Role of Religion in Psychiatry

Robert H. Belmaker

6.2 Seat of the Divine: A Biological ‘Proof of God’sExistence’?

Herman M. van Praag

6.3 Neuro-Theology: Demasqué of Religions

Dick F. Swaab & Wilma T.P. Verweij

PART 7 TRAINING ISSUES: RESIDENCY TRAINING AND CONTINUOUSEDUCATION

Introduction

7.1 Religion and the Training of Psychotherapists

Allan M. Josephson, John R. Peteet & Allan Tasman

7.2 Multicultural Education and Training in Religion andSpirituality

Peter J. Verhagen & John L. Cox

Epilogue: Proposal for a World Psychiatric Association Consensusor Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion inPsychiatry

Peter J. Verhagen & Christopher C.H. Cook

Notes on Contributors

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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