Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry

Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry

by Philippe Huguelet, Harold G. Koenig
     
 

Although medicine is practiced in a secular setting, religious and spiritual issues have an impact on patient perspectives regarding their health and the management of any disorders that may afflict them. This is especially true in psychiatry, as feelings of spirituality and religiousness are prevalent among the mentally ill. Clinicians are sometimes unaware of the… See more details below

Overview

Although medicine is practiced in a secular setting, religious and spiritual issues have an impact on patient perspectives regarding their health and the management of any disorders that may afflict them. This is especially true in psychiatry, as feelings of spirituality and religiousness are prevalent among the mentally ill. Clinicians are sometimes unaware of the importance of religion or understand little of its value as a mediating force for coping with mental illness. Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry addresses various issues concerning mental illness in psychiatry: the relation of religious issues to mental health; the tension between a theoretical approach to problems and psychiatric approaches; the importance of addressing these varying approaches in patient care and how to do so; and different ways to approach Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist patients. This is the first book to specifically cover the impact of religion and spirituality on mental illness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521889520
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

1 Introduction: Key Concepts Philippe Huguelet Harold G. Koenig 1

2 Spirituality and the Care of Madness: Historical Considerations Samuel B. Thielman 6

3 Theological Perspectives on the Care of Patients with Psychiatric Disorders Joel James Shuman 19

4 The Bible: Relevant Issues for Clinicians Armando R. Favazza 31

5 Religion/Spirituality and Neuropsychiatry Nader Perroud 48

6 Religion/Spirituality and Psychosis Philippe Huguelet Sylvia Mohr 65

7 Delusions and Hallucinations with Religious Content Sylvia Mohr Samuel Pfeifer 81

8 Religion/Spirituality and Mood Disorders Arjan W. Braam 97

9 Spirituality and Substance Use Disorders Alyssa A. Forcehimes J. Scott Tonigan 114

10 Religion, Spirituality and Anxiety Disorders Harold G. Koenig 128

11 Religion/Spirituality and Dissociative Disorders Pierre-Yves Brandt Laurence Borras 145

12 Self-Identity and Religion/Spirituality Pierre-Yves Brandt Claude-Alexandre Fournier Sylvia Mohr 158

13 Personality, Spirituality, Religiousness, and the Personality Disorders: Predictive Relations and Treatment Implications Ralph L. Piedmont 173

14 Religion, Spirituality, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Harold G. Koenig 190

15 Community Psychiatry and Religion Marcus M. McKinney 215

16 Religious and Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Practice Sylvia Mohr Philippe Huguelet 232

17 Integrating Spiritual Issues into Therapy Rene Hefti 244

18 Explanatory Models of Mental Illness and Its Treatment Laurence Borras Philippe Huguelet 268

19 Psychiatric Treatments Involving Religion: Psychotherapy from a Christian Perspective William P. Wilson 283

20 Psychiatric Treatments InvolvingReligion: Psychotherapy from an Islamic Perspective Sasan Vasegh 301

21 Psychiatric Treatments Involving Religion: Psychiatric Care Using Buddhist Principles Charles Knapp 317

22 Teaching Religious and Spiritual Issues Elizabeth S. Bowman 332

23 Conclusion: Summary of What Clinicians Need to Know Philippe Huguelet Harold G. Koenig 354

Index 369

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