contemporary understanding of religious belief within mental health
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contemporary understanding of religious belief within mental health by Allan M. Savage

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Published by Melrose Books in Cambridgeshire, U.K .
Written in English


  • Mental health -- Religious aspects,
  • Psychology, Religious

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementAllan M. Savage.
LC ClassificationsBL65.M45 S28 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22667214M
ISBN 101906050015
ISBN 109781906050016
LC Control Number2008360031

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Despite this, there is a religiosity gap between mental health clinicians and their patients. The former are less likely to be religious, and recent correspondence in the Psychiatric Bulletin.   Every religion with their belief system has implications on mental health and illness. We described how Hindu system of beliefs and rituals may have an effect in causation of various mental. Huguelet in his book Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry used the term religion to indicate specific behavioral, social, doctrinal, and denominational characteristics (Huguelet and Harold ). Religious and spiritual factors may play an important role in determining medication compliance in mental by: 2.   Octo Religion and Mental Health: the connection between faith and delusion It seems that when it comes the mental health, religion is a double-edged sword. Sigmund Freud described religion as an “obsessive compulsive neurosis” and Richard Dawkins once also claimed it could qualify as a mental illness.

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  Religion is important because it shapes people’s morals, customs, traditions, beliefs, and, ultimately, behavior.. Shared religious beliefs bind people together. References to .   The amassed research indicates that higher levels of religious belief and practice (known in social science as " religiosity ") is associated with better mental health. In writing this book, we note that religion and belief often play a very significant role in determining the ways in which people interpret events, resolve dilemmas, make decisions and view themselves, their own actions and the actions of others. Religious beliefs and practices may be important resources for coping with illness. Religious beliefs may contribute to mental pathology in some cases. Psychiatrists should be aware of patients’ religious and spiritual beliefs and seek to understand what function they serve. Limitations My review of recent studies is selective, not systematic.