Spirituality and Psychiatry

Author: Chris Cook,Andrew S. Powell,A. C. P. Sims

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781904671718

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Explores the nature of spirituality, its relationship to religion, and the reasons for its importance in psychiatric clinical practice.

Religious and Spiritual Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis

A Research Agenda for DSM-V

Author: John R. Peteet,Francis G. Lu,William E. Narrow

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 0890426589

Category: Medical

Page: 277

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Religious and Spiritual Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Research Agenda for DSM-V gathers for the first time the collective contributions of the prominent clinicians and researchers who participated in the 2006 Corresponding Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry of the American Psychiatric Association.

Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine

From Evidence to Practice

Author: Michael Balboni,John Peteet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190272430

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine provides a comprehensive evaluation of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and medicine evaluating current empirical research and academic scholarship. In Part 1, the book examines the relationship of religion, spirituality, and the practice of medicine by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the most recent empirical research of religion/spirituality within twelve distinct fields of medicine including pediatrics, psychiatry, internal medicine, surgery, palliative care, and medical ethics. Written by leading clinician researchers in their fields, contributors provide case examples and highlight best practices when engaging religion/spirituality within clinical practice. This is the first collection that assesses how the medical context interacts with patient spirituality recognizing crucial differences between contexts from obstetrics and family medicine, to nursing, to gerontology and the ICU. Recognizing the interdisciplinary aspects of spirituality, religion, and health, Part 2 of the book turns to academic scholarship outside the field of medicine to consider cultural dimensions that form clinical practice. Social-scientific, practical, and humanity fields include psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, history, philosophy, and theology. This is the first time in a single volume that readers can reflect on these multi-dimensional, complex issues with contributions from leading scholars. In Part III, the book concludes with a synthesis, identifying the best studies in the field of religion and health, ongoing weaknesses in research, and highlighting what can be confidently believed based on prior studies. The synthesis also considers relations between the empirical literature on religion and health and the theological and religious traditions, discussing places of convergence and tension, as well as remainingopen questions for further reflection and research. This book will provide trainees and clinicians with an introduction to the field of spirituality, religion, and medicine, and its multi-disciplinary approach will give researchers and scholars in the field a critical and up-to-date analysis.

Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry

Author: Philippe Huguelet,Harold G. Koenig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521889529

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book was the first to specifically address the impact of religion and spirituality on mental illness.

Handbook of Spirituality and Worldview in Clinical Practice

Author: Allan M. Josephson,John R. Peteet

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626977

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This refreshing new work is a practical overview of religious and spiritual issues in psychiatric assessment and treatment. Eleven distinguished contributors assert that everyone has a worldview and that these religious and spiritual variables can be collaborative partners of science, bringing critical insight to assessment and healing to treatment. Unlike other works in this field, which focus primarily on spiritual experience, this clearly written volume focuses on the cognitive aspects of belief -- and how personal worldview affects the behavior of both patient and clinician. Informative case vignettes and discussions illustrate how assessment, formulation, and treatment principles can be incorporated within different worldviews, including practical clinical information on major faith traditions and on atheist and agnostic worldviews. The book's four main sections give concise yet comprehensive coverage of varying aspects of worldview: Conceptual Foundation -- The Introduction explains the significance of worldview and its context in the development of psychiatry; reviews misunderstandings about spirituality and worldview and how they can be resolved in contemporary practice; and discusses Freud's significant influence on psychiatry's approach to religion and spirituality. Clinical Foundations -- Three chapters review how clinicians can integrate spiritual and religious perspectives in the basic clinical processes of assessment (gathering a religious or spiritual history); diagnosis and case formulation (including religious and spiritual factors); and treatment (including a review of ethical issues). Patients and Their Traditions -- Six chapters discuss Catholic and Protestant Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, and secularists (atheists and agnostics), including a brief history, clinical implications of core beliefs, and variations of therapeutic encounters (both where patient and clinician share the same faith and where they do not) for each faith tradition. Worldview and Culture -- A concluding chapter reviews issues of a global culture where faiths once rarely encountered in North America are increasingly seen in clinical practice. This well-organized text sheds much-needed light on an area too often obscure to many clinicians, fostering a balanced integration of religion and spirituality in mental health training and practice. Bridging several disciplines in a novel way, this thought-provoking volume will find a diverse audience among mental health care students, educators, and professionals everywhere who seek to better integrate the religious and spiritual aspects of their patients' lives into assessment and treatment.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry

Author: Marc E. Agronin,Gabe J. Maletta

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781748100

Category: Medical

Page: 762

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Written by noted authorities in geriatric psychiatry, this volume is a clinically oriented guide to the diagnostic workup and treatment of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders in elderly patients. The book describes in detail the neurologic and neuropsychiatric patient assessment and the use of all treatment modalities, both psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic, in elderly patients. Chapters discuss the treatment of disorders in all clinical settings—inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary care, assisted living, and long-term care. Algorithms for workup and treatment are included, as well as case studies and personal accounts by patients and care providers. Appendices provide drug information and additional resources.

Religion and Psychiatry

Beyond Boundaries

Author: Peter Verhagen,Herman M. Van Praag,Juan José López-Ibor,John Cox,Driss Moussaoui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118378423

Category: Medical

Page: 680

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Religion (and spirituality) is very much alive and shapes thecultural values and aspirations of psychiatrist and patient alike,as does the choice of not identifying with a particularfaith. Patients bring their beliefs and convictions into thedoctor-patient relationship. The challenge for mental healthprofessionals, whatever their own world view, is to develop andrefine their vocabularies such that they truly understand what iscommunicated to them by their patients. Religion andPsychiatry provides psychiatrists with a framework for thisunderstanding and highlights the importance of religion andspirituality in mental well-being. This book aims to inform and explain, as well as to be thoughtprovoking and even controversial. Patiently and thoroughly,the authors consider why and how, when and where religion (andspirituality) are at stake in the life of psychiatricpatients. The interface between psychiatry and religion isexplored at different levels, varying from daily clinical practiceto 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 theimportance of religion and spirituality in mental health. What can religious traditions learn from each other to assistthe patient? Religion and Psychiatry discusses this,as well as the neurological basis of religious experiences. It describes training programmes that successfully incorporateaspects of religion and demonstrates how different religious andspiritual traditions can be brought together to improve psychiatrictraining and daily practice. Describes the relationship of the main world religions withpsychiatry Considers training, policy and service delivery Provides powerful support for more effective partnershipsbetween psychiatry and religion in day to day clinical care This is the first time that so many psychiatrists, psychologistsand theologians from all parts of the world and from so manydifferent religious and spiritual backgrounds have worked togetherto produce a book like this one. In that sense, it truly is a WorldPsychiatric Association publication. Religion and Psychiatry is recommended reading forresidents in psychiatry, postgraduates in theology, psychology andpsychology of religion, researchers in psychiatric epidemiology andtrans-cultural psychiatry, as well as professionals in theology,psychiatry and psychology of religion

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Christopher Cook

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334046262

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Theology, Spirituality and Mental Health provides reflections from leading international scholars and practitioners in theology, anthropology, philosophy and psychiatry as to the nature of spirituality and its relevance to constructions of mental disorder and mental healthcare. Key issues are explored in depth, including the nature of spirituality and recent debates concerning its importance in contemporary psychiatric practice, relationship between demons and wellbeing in ancient religious texts and contemporary practice, religious conversion, and the nature and importance of myth and theology in shaping human self understanding. These are used as a basis for exploring some of the overarching intellectual and practical issues that arise when different disciplines engage together with an attempt to better understand the relationship between spirituality and mental health and translate their findings into mental healthcare practice.

Spiritualität in den Gesundheitsberufen

Ein praxisorientierter Leitfaden

Author: Harold G. Koenig

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170275208

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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Ärzte, Pflegekräfte und Psychotherapeuten erheben in Europa bislang im Rahmen ihrer Diagnostik in aller Regel keine spirituelle Anamnese und gehen in der Behandlung nur selten auf die spirituellen Bedürfnisse ihrer Patienten ein. Angehörige der Gesundheitsberufe betrachten Religiosität und Spiritualität entweder nicht als ihren Zuständigkeitsbereich oder sind unsicher im Umgang damit. Dieses Buch gibt Grundlagen zum Thema und bietet allen Berufsgruppen innerhalb des therapeutischen Teams konkrete Hilfestellungen zum Umgang mit den spirituellen Bedürfnissen ihrer Patienten. Auch problematische Aspekte werden beleuchtet. Gesundheitsrelevante Informationen zu verschiedenen Religionen und ein Muster-Curriculum runden das Werk ab.

Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963665

Category: Psychology

Page: 2915

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Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling. The editors have built Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry

Author: Dinesh Bhugra,Kamaldeep Bhui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467727

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Cultural psychiatry is concerned with understanding the impact of social and cultural differences and similarities on mental illness and its treatments. A person's cultural characteristics can often lead to misunderstandings, influenced by language, non-verbal styles, codes of etiquette and assumptions. There may also be perceived misconceptions and differences in beliefs and values. In order to provide appropriate, sensitive and acceptable services for different cultural groups, all service providers need to take these factors into account. Written by leading clinicians and academics from around the world, and integrating both practical and theoretical knowledge, the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry provides a framework for the provision of mental healthcare in a multi-cultural/ multi-racial society and global economy. It will be essential reading for those providing mental healthcare, or who are involved in the organisation and management of services.

The Dark Night of the Soul

A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth

Author: Gerald G. May

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061895173

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Now in paperback: a distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counsellor and bestselling author shows how the dark sides of the spiritual life are a vital ingredient in deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Gerald G. May, MD, one of the great spiritual teachers and writers of our time, argues that the dark 'shadow' side of the true spiritual life has been trivialised and neglected to our serious detriment. Superficial and naively upbeat spirituality does not heal and enrich the soul. Nor does the other tendency to relegate deep spiritual growth to only mystics and saints. Only the honest, sometimes difficult encounters with what Christian spirituality has called and described in helpful detail as 'the dark night of the soul' can lead to true spiritual wholeness. May emphasises that the dark night is not necessarily a time of suffering and near despair, but a time of deep transition, a search for new orientation when things are clouded and full of mystery. The dark gives depth, dimension and fullness to the spiritual life.

Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice

Stories of Mind and Soul

Author: Christopher C. H. Cook,Andrew Powell,Andrew Simms

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781909726451

Category:

Page: 224

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For people with mental illness, spirituality and faith are closely connected with questions of relationship, transcendence, and finding meaning and purpose in life - questions best approached by way of narrative (or story). In clinical practice, narrative can provide a means of exploring the ethical and professional dilemmas that are encountered when spiritual and/or religious concerns are in evidence. Narrative has been recognised as important in both medicine and theology, and now it can be employed as a framework for addressing spirituality and religion in clinical psychiatric practice, encompassing addictions, liaison and forensic psychiatry, and spanning all ages and cultures. This book breaks new ground by using narrative to explore the importance and challenge of spirituality in clinical psychiatric practice by including narrative excerpts and case illustrations to show how spiritual concerns can be included in a range of psychiatric treatment options. It also explores the ethical and professional dilemmas spirituality still raises in mental healthcare. There are contributions from patients, chaplains, and leading psychiatrists and clinical psychologists.

Autism and Spirituality

Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Olga Bogdashina

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700591X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and religion, as well as first-hand experiences of people on the spectrum, she shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives and vice versa. She presents a coherent framework for understanding the routes of spiritual development and 'spiritual giftedness' within this group, offering insights that will inform understanding of how to support and nurture spiritual wellbeing in people with ASDs. This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum.

The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction

Author: Larry Culliford

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004918

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Spirituality is increasingly accepted as integral to human psychology, vital for physical and mental health. The Psychology of Spirituality is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it can contribute to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide a deeper understanding of people’s problems and can help them develop resilience and aid recovery. With reference to a new holistic or ‘psycho-spiritual’ paradigm, the book then covers stages of spiritual development: from having natural spiritual awareness in early childhood to the waning of interest in later childhood; largely conforming to group mentality in adolescence before discovering individuality; and then the final journey towards full personal and emotional maturity. Finally, the author outlines practical advice on how to explore and make use of spirituality, covering a range of spiritual skills and practices, including meditation and contemplation. Each chapter includes case examples and exercises to explore the ideas covered. This book will be compelling reading for psychologists, psychiatrists, chaplains, healthcare professionals, students, and anyone wanting to understand better the role of spirituality and psychology in the lives of all.

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry E-Book

Author: Hani R. Khouzam,Doris Tiu Tan,Tirath S. Gill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323076610

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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This user-friendly resource presents a patient-centered approach to managing the growing incidence of major psychiatric emergencies in the outpatient setting. Abundant illustrations, tables, and algorithms guide you through the wide range of disorders discussed, and a color-coded outline format facilitates rapid access to essential information necessary for making a proper diagnosis for optimal management outcomes. Organizes information by patient presentation to help you distinguish among conditions that present with similar symptoms. Discusses medical conditions presenting with psychiatric symptoms, where appropriate. Highlights critical information in "Hazard Signs" boxes for quick, at-a-glance review. Uses acronyms and memory aids to enhance recall of information in moments of crisis. Features a chapter discussing the psychiatric effects of bioterrorism. Offers an Improved Suicide Risk Scale with criteria on impulsivity, plan, and lethal level of attempt. Provides valuable tips on interviewing and interacting with patients in various situations, as techniques will vary from depressed suicidal patients to manic and potentially assaultive individuals. Includes appendixes that discuss common psychiatric medications used and important lab values in the ER.

The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine

The Dying Mind

Author: Sandy Macleod

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846195357

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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This Second Edition of The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine remains a practical and pragmatic distillation of the psychiatry relevant to the terminally ill. Revised throughout and greatly expanded by the addition of two entirely new chapters, it reviews the major psychiatric syndromes encountered in palliative care - depression, anxiety, delirium - and examines psychopharmacological and psychological interventions in detail. It succinctly considers the psychiatric aspects of pain, sleep, cognitive impairment, terminal neurodegenerative diseases, sedation, artificial feeding and euthanasia. The dying, chronically ill psychiatric patient is also discussed. The author has drawn on his great experience in both consultation-liaison psychiatry and palliative medicine to produce an essential, evidence-based guide for all healthcare professionals involved in palliative care.

Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion

Author: John Peteet,Mary Lynn Dell,Wai Lun Alan Fung

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190681969

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Psychiatry and religion/spirituality (R/S) share an interest in human flourishing, a concern with beliefs and values, and an appreciation for community. Yet historical tensions between science and religion continue to impede dialogue, leaving clinicians uncertain about how to approach ethical questions arising between them. When are religious practices such as scrupulosity disordered? What distinguishes healthy from unhealthy religion? How should a therapist approach a patient's existential, moral or spiritual distress? What should clinicians do with patients' R/S convictions about faith healing, same-sex relationships, or obligations to others? Discussions of psychiatric ethics have traditionally emphasized widely accepted principles, generally admired virtues, and cultural competence. Relatively little attention has been devoted to the ways that R/S inform the values of patients and their clinicians, shape preferred virtues, and interact with culture. Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion aims to give mental health professionals a conceptual framework for understanding the role of R/S in ethical decision-making and serve as practical guidance for approaching challenging cases. Part I addresses general considerations, including the basis of therapeutic values in a pluralistic context, the nature of theological and psychiatric ethics, spiritual issues arising in diagnosis and treatment, unhealthy and harmful uses of religion, and practical implications of personal spirituality. Part II examines how these considerations apply in specific contexts: inpatient and outpatient, consultation-liaison, child and adolescent, geriatric, disability, forensic, community, international, addiction and disaster and emergency psychiatry, as well as in the work of religious professionals, ethics committees, psychiatric education, and research. Thick descriptions of case examples analyzed using the framework of Jonson and Winslow show the clinical relevance of understanding the contributions of religion and spirituality to patient preferences, quality of life, decision making, and effective treatment.

Religion in der Psychiatrie

Eine (un)bewusste Verdrängung?

Author: Peter Kaiser

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862340457

Category: Medical

Page: 678

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In einer umfassenden interdisziplinären Darstellung des Themas »Religion in der Psychiatrie« erörtert der Autor die pathologischen und gesunden Erscheinungsformen von Religion und Religiosität und die historische und aktuelle Position der Psychiatrie.Die ablehnende und kritische Einstellung der Psychiatrie gegenüber der Religion erklärt sich zum einen geschichtlich. Zum anderen tritt Religion in der Psychiatrie typischerweise in krankmachender Form auf. Das Anliegen des Autors ist ein notwendiges Umdenken: Religion sollte vor dem Hintergrund einer Werte relativierenden Epoche und vor den spezifischen Bedingungen der säkularisierten und doch konfessionsgeprägten deutschen Gesellschaft auch als Ressource und Resilienzfaktor in Zeiten individueller Krisen betrachtet werden. Das Buch bietet den theoretischen Hintergrund zu einer differenzierten Auseinandersetzung mit dem Gegenstand und stellt Instrumente für die praxisnahe Anwendung zur Verfügung.