Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures

Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures

The third reviews the impact of R/S on specific clinical situations and offers practical guidance on how to handle these appropriately, such as practical suggestions for assessing and integrating R/S in personal history anamnesis or ...

Author: Alexander Moreira-Almeida

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192586117

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Religiosity and spirituality (R/S) represent a very important factor of daily life for many individuals across different cultures and contexts. It is associated with lower rates of depression, suicide, mortality, and substance abuse, and is positively correlated with well-being and quality of life. Despite growing academic recognition and scientific literature on these connections this knowledge has not been translated into clinical practice. Part of the expanding Oxford Cultural Psychiatry series, Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures is a timely exploration of the implications of R/S on mental health. Written and edited by experts in the fields of spirituality and mental health from different cultural and geographical perspectives, this unique resource assesses how mental health relates to world religions, agnosticism, atheism, and spiritualism unaffiliated with organised religion, with a practical touch. Across 25 chapters, this resource provides readers with a succinct and trustworthy review of the latest research and how this can be applied to clinical care. The first section covers the principles and fundamental questions that relate science, history, philosophy, neuroscience, religion, and spirituality with mental health. The second section discusses the main beliefs and practices related to world religions and their implications to mental health. The third reviews the impact of R/S on specific clinical situations and offers practical guidance on how to handle these appropriately, such as practical suggestions for assessing and integrating R/S in personal history anamnesis or psychotherapy.
Categories: Medical

Spirituality Values and Mental Health

Spirituality  Values and Mental Health

SPIRITUALITY. AND. MENTAL. HEALTH. ACROSS. CULTURES. Suman. Fernando. Introduction. In Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, Fromm, Suzuki and de Martino propose that psychoanalysis emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ...

Author: Peter Gilbert

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427290

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Spirituality, religious belief and inclusive faith communities are important for mental well being but mental health practitioners have few guidelines for acknowledging these issues when working with service users. Spirituality, Values and Mental Health gathers together personal and professional contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the place of the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice. This book is a welcome source of ideas and common-sense that is essential reading for mental health practitioners, carers and service users, chaplains, faith leaders, faith communities, as well as students and professionals working in the field of spirituality and mental health.
Categories: Medical

Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures

Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures

This book Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures, highlights a very important domain for most individuals across different cultures and context. It is estimated that 80% of the world population are religiously affiliated.

Author: Alexander Moreira-Almeida

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198846833

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This resource provides evidence-based guidance on the implications of religion and spirituality on mental health.
Categories: Medical

Mental Health Across Cultures

Mental Health Across Cultures

This recognises that a patient's problem may be defined in terms of its physical, psychological and social components (the ... When working across cultures, health professionals may often come into contact with deeply held spiritual and ...

Author: Jill Bensonn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781138030893

Category: Medical

Page: 222

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Every health professional interacts with patients from different cultures to their own, not just those from different countries, ethnic or religious groups, but also those with cultural differences due to sexual orientation, lifestyle, beliefs, age, gender, social status or perceived economic worth. The potential for confusions in communication and consequent problems are even greater in primary care mental health than in other areas.This guide for all health professionals provides a model for working in mental health across cultures, and outlines practical ways of using psychotherapy skills across cultures. It can be used as personal preparation by individuals in any primary care setting at home or abroad, or as a teaching tool for use with health professionals travelling to another culture, including overseas aid workers and those moving to a new country. It is also of great value to everyone interested in transcultural medicine. 'Wherever we work, whoever we are, we are working across cultures, often without realising it. The first step is to become conscious of this fact. The next step is to read this book' - Jill Benson and Jill Thistlethwaite.
Categories: Medical

Mental Health Race and Culture

Mental Health  Race and Culture

And in many traditions across the world, spirituality is woven into everyday life and is very much a part of what is understood as mental health (see Chapter 8). The best cross-cultural approach to understanding spirituality is to try ...

Author: Suman Fernando

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137013682

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This powerful text offers a unique analysis of the impact of race and culture on contemporary issues in mental health. Drawing on extensive international experience, Fernando challenges the traditional ideas that inform practice in clinical psychology and psychiatry in order to promote new and alternative ways of thinking. Covering both theoretical perspectives and practical implications, this insightful text discusses perceptions of ethnicity and identity, compares practices around the world and looks at racism in mental health services. Topics new to the third edition include: ■ Trauma and psychosocial support ■ The new discourses in mental health of recovery, spirituality and well-being ■ The mental health of refugees ■ Specific developments in low-income countries, including Asia and Africa This fully revised, expanded and updated edition of a seminal text offers students and practitioners alike a comprehensive and reliable study of both western and non-western psychiatry and mental health practices.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health

Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health

Spirituality and culture are both recognized as important elements for providing culturally competent mental health services to ethnically and religiously diverse populations.

Author: Jennifer Shimako Abe

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 9780128059692

Category: Psychology

Page: 660

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Spirituality and culture are both recognized as important elements for providing culturally competent mental health services to ethnically and religiously diverse populations. They rarely, however, are considered together within a common conceptual framework. In this chapter, relationships between religiousness, spirituality, acculturation, and theological understandings of inculturation (e.g., how religious/spiritual beliefs and practices cannot be understood apart from their cultural context) are explored. Empirical evidence regarding the influence of religion and spirituality on mental health, as well as the effectiveness of spiritually and culturally accommodative approaches to treatment is also examined. Finally, the impact of spirituality and culture on mental health interventions is considered within two different paradigms: (a) how psychotherapy may be adapted to be more culturally sensitive to diverse populations, and (b) how indigenous notions of well-being, illness, and healing may help mental health providers broaden their notions of interventions.
Categories: Psychology

Religion Culture and Mental Health

Religion  Culture and Mental Health

This book deals with different psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, manic disorders, depression, anxiety, somatisation and dissociation as well as positive states of mind, and analyses the religious and cultural influences on each.

Author: Kate Loewenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139459990

Category: Psychology

Page:

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Are religious practices involving seeing visions and speaking in tongues beneficial or detrimental to mental health? Do some cultures express distress in bodily form because they lack the linguistic categories to express distress psychologically? Do some religions encourage clinical levels of obsessional behaviour? And are religious people happier than others? By merging the growing information on religion and mental health with that on culture and mental health, Kate Loewenthal enables fresh perspectives on these questions. This book deals with different psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, manic disorders, depression, anxiety, somatisation and dissociation as well as positive states of mind, and analyses the religious and cultural influences on each.
Categories: Psychology

Creativity Spirituality and Mental Health

Creativity  Spirituality  and Mental Health

Sensitivity to the cultural dimensions of religious and spiritual experiences is deemed essential for effective psychiatric treatment. the majority of the world's population relies on complementary and alternative systems of medicine ...

Author: Kelley Raab Mayo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317158141

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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This book emphasizes the integral connections between imagination, creativity, and spirituality and their role in healing. First, the author highlights the work of a neglected yet important psychoanalyst, Marion Milner - a painter and undeclared mystic - expanding her work on creativity, mysticism, and mental health. Second, she explores imagination and creativity as expressed in fostering hope and in spiritually-oriented therapies, particularly for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders - offering practical application of studies in imagination and the arts. Raab Mayo concludes that both creativity and the potential for transcendence are inherent in the human psyche and can work as allies in the process of recovery from mental illness.
Categories: Religion

The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World

The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10(1), 21–24. Sillick, W. J., & Cathcart, S. (2014). The relationship between religious orientation and happiness: The mediating role of purpose in life. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, ...

Author: Dr. James B. Allen, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826132833

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Written in a conversational style yet empirically grounded, this book reviews what we know about the science of happiness. It is the first text to closely examine the social psychological processes as well as individualistic approaches that affect happiness. It explores how our social, cultural, and economic environment, the personal choices we make, and our evolutionary heritage shape our happiness. Topics that are inherently interesting to students such as how income and unemployment, marriage, children, and relationships, health, work, religion, economic growth, and personal safety affect happiness, are reviewed. Research from psychology, economics, and sociology is examined providing an interdisciplinary perspective of this fascinating field. Social issues such as income inequality and the effects of advertising, materialism, and competition are also explored. Highlights include: Covers both the socio-structural issues and individual differences that impact our happiness providing the most comprehensive coverage of any text available. Emphasizes a social psychological approach that considers factors such as income, economics, culture, work, materialism, relationships, religion, and more, often ignored in other texts. Relates the material to students’ lives by posing questions throughout the text to further spark interest in the subject matter. Highlights the latest research and the methodologies used to obtain it to help students better understand how to interpret results. Reviews the evidence that shows that happiness can change over time and how to increase it. Examines how positive emotions and how we interpret events impacts our well-being, along with empirically verified interventions and possible societal changes that can improve happiness. Features a chapter on evolutionary psychology that suggests that there are limits to happiness but how it can be enhanced by pursuing behaviors associated with the successes of our ancestors. Intersperses summary paragraphs throughout the chapters to facilitate learning. Provides discussion questions, activities, assignments, and suggested videos, websites, examples, and additional readings in the instructor’s resources to stimulate critical thinking and class discussion. Features web based instructor’s resources including PowerPoints, sample syllabi, lecture tips and suggestions, and more. Intended for as a text upper-division courses in the psychology of happiness or positive psychology or as a supplement in courses in social or health psychology or psychology of adjustment.
Categories: Psychology

Well Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures

Well Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures

Religion, mental health, and well-being: Social aspects. In V. Saroglou (Ed.), Religion, personality, and social behavior (pp. 255–280). New York, NY: Psychology Press. Hill, P. C., Pargament, K. I., Hood, R. W., Jr., McCullough, M. E., ...

Author: Radosveta Dimitrova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319683638

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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The current volume presents new empirical data on well-being of youth and emerging adults from a global international perspective. Its outstanding features are the focus on vast geographical regions (e.g., Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America), and on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The international and multidisciplinary contributions address the complexities of young people’s life in a variety of cultural settings to explore how key developmental processes such as identity, religiosity and optimism, social networks, and social interaction in families and society at large promote optimal and successful adaptation. The volume draws on core theoretical models of human development to highlight the applicability of these frameworks to culturally diverse youth and emerging adults as well as universalities and cultural specifics in optimal outcomes. With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to cultural, theoretical and methodological issues, the book offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, developmental science, human development, sociology, and social work.
Categories: Psychology

Counseling Across Cultures

Counseling Across Cultures

These diverse examples from latino/a cultures reflect various beliefs about religion, spirituality, psychological issues, the causes of illness, and the necessary treatments, both physical and spiritual. For counselors, the process of ...

Author: Paul B. Pedersen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321684

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Offering a primary focus on North American cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues, Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B. Pederson, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, and María R. Scharrón-del Río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. The book’s chapters highlight work with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians, refugees, individuals in marginalized situations, international students, those with widely varying religious beliefs, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge International Handbook of Race Culture and Mental Health

The Routledge International Handbook of Race  Culture and Mental Health

Typically, greater use of positive religion as coping resulted in better outcomes, whilst negative coping strategies worsened mental health Overall findings of improved mental health outcomes among religious persons indicate that those ...

Author: Roy Moodley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351995535

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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This handbook presents a thorough examination of the intricate interplay of race, ethnicity, and culture in mental health – historical origins, subsequent transformations, and the discourses generated from past and present mental health and wellness practices. The text demonstrates how socio-cultural identities including race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age intersect with clinical work in a range of settings. Case vignettes and recommendations for best practice help ground each in a clinical focus, guiding practitioners and educators to actively increase their understanding of non-Western and indigenous healing techniques, as well as their awareness of contemporary mental health theories as a product of Western culture with a particular historical and cultural perspective. The international contributors also discuss ways in which global mental health practices transcend racial, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and political boundaries. The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Culture and Mental Health is an essential resource for students, researchers, and professionals alike as it addresses the complexity of mental health issues from a critical, global perspective.
Categories: Psychology

Spirituality and Psychological Health

Spirituality and Psychological Health

SPIRITUALITY ACROSS CULTURES , RELIGIONS , AND ETHNICITIES Stanley Krippner , Ph.D. Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center San Francisco , CA The inclusion of spirituality in health care is an uncommon practice in industrialized ...

Author: Richard H. Cox

Publisher: Colorado School of Prof Psy

ISBN: 0976463806

Category: Mental health

Page: 321

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Spirituality and Psychological Health examines the relationship between spirituality, religion, and psychological health. Several different psychological approached are presented in this volume. Topics include developmental issues, divesity issues, and training issues.
Categories: Mental health

Psychological Selection and Optimal Experience Across Cultures

Psychological Selection and Optimal Experience Across Cultures

In H. G. Koenig & H. J. Cohen (Eds.), The link between religion and health. Psychoneuroimmunology and the faith factor (pp. ... Religion. An overlooked dimension in cross-cultural psychology. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology ...

Author: Antonella Delle Fave

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048198763

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

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What does Western science know about the relationship between individual well-being and cultural trends? What can learn from other cultural traditions? What do the recent advancements in positive psychology teach us on this issue, particularly the eudaimonic framework, which emphasizes the connections between personal well-being and social welfare? People grow and live in cultures that deeply influence their values, aspirations and behaviors. However, individuals in their turn play an active role in building their own goals, growth trajectories and social roles, at the same time influencing culture trends. This process, defined psychological selection, is related to the individual pursuit of well-being People preferentially select and cultivate in their lives activities, interests, and relationships associated with optimal experience, a state of deep engagement, concentration, and enjoyment. Several cross-cultural studies confirmed the positive and rewarding features of optimal experience. Based on these evidences, this book offers a new perspective in the study of human behavior. Highlighting the interplay between individual and cultural growth trajectories, it conveys a core message: educating people to enjoy engagement and involvement in activities that can be relevant and meaningful for social welfare is a premise to foster the harmonious development of human communities, and the peaceful cohabitation of cultures.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Spirituality Religion and Mental Health

Handbook of Spirituality  Religion  and Mental Health

The epidemiology of depression across cultures. Annual Review of Public Health, 34(1), 119À138. Available from https://doi.org/ 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031912-114409. Kim, K. H.-c, & Sobal, J. (2004). Religion, social support ...

Author: David H. Rosmarin

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128167670

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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Research has indicated that spiritual and religious factors are strongly tied to a host of mental health characteristics, in both positive and negative ways. That body of research has significantly grown since publication of the first edition of this book 20 years ago. The seconnd edition of the Handbook of Spirituality, Religion and Mental Health identifies not only whether religion and spirituality influence mental health and vice versa, but also how, why, and for whom. Hence 100% of the book is now revised with new chapters and new contributors. Contents address eight categories of mental disorders, as well as other kay aspects of social, emotional, and behavioral health. Provides an authoritative, comprehensive, and updated review of the research on positive and negative effects of spirituality/religion on mental health Contains dedicated chapters focused on the relevance of spirituality/religion to mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, psychotic, eating/feeding, alcohol/substance use, behavioral addictions, and pain-related disorders, as well as marriage/family life, suicidality, and end-of-life-care Reviews the research on spiritually integrated psychotherapies, and provides basic clinical guidelines for how to effectively address spiritual/religious life in treatment Reviews the neurobiology of spiritual/religious experiences as they pertain to mental health Covers all major world religions, as well as spiritual identites outside of a religious context
Categories: Psychology

The Collective Spirit of Aging Across Cultures

The Collective Spirit of Aging Across Cultures

Respect for the elders as reservoirs of cultural, familial and communal values, beliefs, and practices is acknowledged and ... Fifth, technology is an issue that cuts across topics of health, mental health, spirituality/religiosity, ...

Author: Halaevalu F.Ofahengaue Vakalahi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401785945

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

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The collective, inclusive, and intersectional framework used in this book speaks to the significance of understanding aging across diverse cultures from multiple perspectives, but still as a shared human experience. The underlying message of the book is that although we are unique and different in our aging processes, we are ultimately connected through this physical, mental and spiritual experience of aging. Thus, regardless of whether we are service providers, service recipients, educators or merely fellow human beings, it is important that we approach the aging experience through a collective lens for discovering and sharing resources as we age; honoring the past while simultaneously accepting that the future is here. A few select examples of key findings from this collaborative work are as follows. First, despite progress in the field, certain issues remain to be addressed including the challenges of racism and sexism, mistreatment, the digital divide, poverty, and other social and economic crises in urban and rural communities as they relate to our aging population. Second, the need for sustaining a sense of independence among the aged and interdependence among supportive systems is warranted. Third, our elders continue to benefit from culturally competent services community-based health interventions and social services that addresses normative and emerging challenges for them. Fourth, spirituality in both indigenous and contemporary perspectives remains important for our elders’ development and quality of life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

Transmission of Oral Tradition, Myth, and Religiosity David W. Kim. Kahn, Louis. 2003. Monumentality. ... Vınh Tràng Pagoda: Vietnam's Gorgeous Buddhist Gardens, on Culturetrip. ... In Religion, Spirituality, Mental Health.

Author: David W. Kim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030565220

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Exploring the Spiritual

Exploring the Spiritual

using the growth model as a criterion for mental health is that one may impose one abstract goal on all human development, regardless of the culture. Thus used, the model may be as ethnocentric as the medical model.

Author: David R. Matteson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136915369

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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Gain solid empirical findings to understand your own spiritual development To significantly impact clients’ spirituality and use the spiritual strengths the client possesses to facilitate their move toward health, a counselor must be willing to explore his or her own spiritual development. Exploring the Spiritual: Paths for Counselors and Psychotherapists provides cognitive information grounded in the empirical findings of social science, as well as experiential material which encourages the counselors’ own spiritual quest. This invaluable source clarifies the interface between the counselor’s spirituality and the client’s, and allows the spiritual dimension to emerge appropriately in the counseling process. Exploring the Spiritual: Paths for Counselors and Psychotherapists provides challenging questions and exercises that lead the counselor or psychotherapist through a personal exploration to attain the maturity of development needed to facilitate the client’s spiritual growth. The text, written in an accessible narrative style, features helpful case studies and personal anecdotes to illustrate the concepts and processes described. Each chapter includes an overview of an issue, develops an argument or position, and presents a focused exploration of some relevant empirical research that is presented in a context that helps the reader see its personal implications. The final section leads the reader through exercises and experiments, helping them to focus on the counselor’s own inner experience or encouraging the counselor to experiment with new behaviors. This insightful resource encourages the counselor to work directly with the client’s spiritual experiences and conceptualizations without imposing on the client the beliefs of the counselor. Topics discussed in Exploring the Spiritual: Paths for Counselors and Psychotherapists include: models of spiritual development steps toward spiritual maturation the contribution of crises in belief and in values the physical-emotional self, and the contribution of passion and sexuality overcoming the divisiveness of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and culture coping with suffering discovering one’s own paths to the spiritual Exploring the Spiritual: Paths for Counselors and Psychotherapists is a valuable resource for counselors, psychotherapists, counselor educators, and graduate students in psychology, counseling, psychotherapy, social work, and psychiatry.
Categories: Psychology

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing

As human migration brings an ever more diverse range of people, cultures and beliefs into contact, Western medical systems must adapt to cater for the different approaches it encounters towards illness, the body, gender, mental health and ...

Author: Natalie Tobert

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503451

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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As human migration brings an ever more diverse range of people, cultures and beliefs into contact, Western medical systems must adapt to cater for the different approaches it encounters towards illness, the body, gender, mental health and death. Based upon training courses taught by the author to staff at hospitals, mental health professionals, and on degree courses, this complete resource provides an essential foundation for understanding the complex and manifold approaches to medicine and health around the world. An awareness of this diversity moreover allows healthcare professionals to better engage with their patients and offer them satisfactory care and support in the future.
Categories: Medical

Religion Culture and Mental Health

Religion  Culture and Mental Health

This book deals with different psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, manic disorders, depression, anxiety, somatisation and dissociation as well as positive states of mind, and analyses the religious and cultural influences on each.

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Publisher:

ISBN: 051126061X

Category: Mental health

Page: 169

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"Are religious practices involving seeing visions and speaking in tongues beneficial or detrimental to mental health? Do some cultures express distress in bodily form because they lack the linguistic categories to express distress psychologically? Do some religions encourage clinical levels of obsessional behaviour? And are religious people happier than others? By merging the growing information on religion and mental health with that on culture and mental health, Kate Loewenthal enables fresh perspectives on these questions. This book deals with different psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, manic disorders, depression, anxiety, somatisation and dissociation as well as positive states of mind, and analyses the religious and cultural influences on each."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Mental health