Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries / Edition 1

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries / Edition 1

by Peter Verhagen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470694718

ISBN-13: 9780470694718

Pub. Date: 01/26/2010

Publisher: Wiley

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

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, psychologists and theologians from all parts of the world and from so many different religious and spiritual backgrounds have worked together to produce a book like this one. In that sense, it truly is a World Psychiatric Association publication.

Religion and Psychiatry is recommended reading for residents in psychiatry, postgraduates in theology, psychology and psychology of religion, researchers in psychiatric epidemiology and trans-cultural psychiatry, as well as professionals in theology, psychiatry and psychology of religion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470694718
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
World Psychiatric Association Series
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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 of Religion and Psychiatry

Michael H. Stone

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

Bill (K.W.M.) Fulford

1.3 Science and Transcendence in Psychopathology; Lessons from Existentialism

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

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

Ahmad Mohit

PART 2 MAIN ISSUES: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN PSYCHIATRY, MENTAL HEALTH 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 Inés López-Ibor Alcocer

3.2 God’s Champions and Adversaries: About the Borders between 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: A Reconnaissance

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. & Allan Tasman

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 ‘Mental Health’?

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 & Hanneke Schaap-Jonker

4.3 The Relationship Between an Orthodox Protestant Upbringing and Current Orthodox Protestant Adherence, DSM-IV Axis II B Cluster Personality Disorders and Structural Borderline Personality Organization

Elisabeth H.M. Eurelings-Bontekoe & Patrick Luyten

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

Hisham Abu Raiya, Kenneth I. Pargament & Gina Magyar-Russell

4.5 Religious Practice and Mental Health: a Moroccan Experience

Driss Moussaoui & Nadia Kadri

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

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

PART 5 INTERDISCIPLINARY ISSUES: PSYCHOTHERAPY, PASTORAL CARE AND MEANING GIVING

Introduction

5.1 Gods of the Horizon: The Therapist’s and the Patient’s Religious Representations and the Inevitability of Countertransference

Moshe Halevi Spero

5.2 Assumptions About Pastoral Care, Spirituality and Mental Health

Peter J. Verhagen & Adamantios G. Avgoustidis

5.3 Coming to Terms with Loss in Schizophrenia – The Search for Meaning

Hanneke (J.K.) Muthert

PART 6 CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES: RELIGION AND THE BRAIN

Introduction

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

Robert H. Belmaker

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

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 CONTINUOUS EDUCATION

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 and Spirituality

Peter J. Verhagen & John L. Cox

Epilogue: Proposal for a World Psychiatric Association Consensus or Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry

Peter J. Verhagen & Christopher C.H. Cook

Notes on Contributors

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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