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.

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.

Spiritualität und spirituelle Krisen

Handbuch zu Theorie, Forschung und Praxis

Author: Hofmann, Liane,Heise, Patrizia

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 3794530578

Category:

Page: 528

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Das deutschsprachige Referenzwerk zu allen Fragen rund um das Thema spirituelle Krisen in der therapeutischen und Beratungspraxis Spiritualität als Suche nach Sinn und Bedeutung des eigenen Seins ist ein menschliches Grundbedürfnis. Persönliche Schicksalsschläge oder existenzielle Fragen, die sich innerhalb eines materialistischen Weltbilds nur unzureichend beantworten lassen, können dieses Bedürfnis verstärken und den Wunsch nach einer Neuorientierung wachrufen. Verbindet sich dies mit einer unkritischen Anwendung von spirituell-meditativen Techniken können sich krisenhafte Zuspitzungen ergeben, in denen Sie als Wegbegleiter oder Therapeut gefordert sind. Wodurch werden Sinnfragen, Grenzerfahrungen oder das Streben nach Bewusstseinsentfaltung zu einer behandlungsbedürftigen spirituellen Krise?Welchen Verlauf können spirituelle Krisen nehmen?Wie können Betroffene bestmöglich betreut und behandelt werden? Neben diesen zentralen Fragen beantworten die Herausgeberinnen mit einem interdisziplinären Team ausgewiesener Experten ein breites Fragenspektrum rund um das Thema spirituelle Entwicklung und mögliche Gefährdungen – für Psychotherapeuten, Psychiater, Berater, Seelsorger und andere, die Menschen in spirituellen Krisen begleiten, ein unverzichtbares Referenzwerk. Praktische Unterstützung für die professionelle Begleitung durch erprobte und etablierte Behandlungsansätze und Hinweise auf relevante Anlaufstellen und RessourcenUp to date durch gezieltes Nachschlagen aktueller Erkenntnisse aus Theorie, Forschung und PraxisGebündelte wissenschaftliche, psychotherapeutische und erfahrungsbasierte Expertise durch Beteiligung namhafter Fachvertreter, Repräsentanten eines renommierten spirituellen Zentrums und semi-professioneller unterstützender Netzwerke

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In the Fellowship of His Suffering

A Theological Interpretation of Mental Illness—A Focus on “Schizophrenia”

Author: Elahe Hessamfar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874671

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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"Schizophrenia" is by many accounts the most devastating illness of our time. In this book, Elahe Hessamfar uses her personal encounter with her daughter's illness to bring the reader to experience the pain and anguish of those who suffer so intensely. She candidly discusses the gripping and dark realities her family has faced in the midst of this journey and exposes that the ride isn't easy, but it can be fruitful and purposeful, and it can be a journey of joy and peace if understood from the intended perspective. This is a fascinating and deeply theological portrayal of madness under the mighty hand of God. It challenges and awakens the reader to a heightened awareness about self, community, pain, brokenness, sin, grace, and redemption. This is the first truly biblically based, theological interpretation of madness in conversation with psychiatry and social sciences. Hessamfar passionately discusses the shortcomings of our current medical model of mental illness and directs the reader's attention to the mistreatment of those the medical community labels with "schizophrenia." She argues that not only is "schizophrenia" not pathological but it touches on the most fundamental fragilities of the human soul, and hence, it is a critical pastoral issue. Hessamfar offers tangible, inspiring, and life-changing solutions for those dealing with this most elusive and mysterious phenomenon--solutions that would bring hope and healing to the hopeless people chained in the abyss of madness.

Religion in Britain

A Persistent Paradox

Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004314

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Religion in Britain evaluates and sheds light on thereligious situation in twenty-first century Britain; it exploresthe country’s increasing secularity alongsidereligion’s growing presence in public debate, and the impactof this paradox on Britain’s society. Describes and explains the religious situation in twenty-firstcentury Britain Based on the highly successful Religion in Britain Since1945 (Blackwell, 1994) but extensively revised with themajority of the text re-written to reflect the currentsituation Investigates the paradox of why Britain has become increasinglysecular and how religion is increasingly present in public debatecompared with 20 years ago Explores the impact this paradox has on churches, faithcommunities, the law, politics, education, and welfare

The Philokalia

A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Author: Brock Bingaman,Bradley Nassif

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911835

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful or good") is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors from the fourth to fifteenth-centuries such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.

Depression

Understanding the Black Dog

Author: Stephanie Sorrell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782791744

Category: Self-Help

Page: 93

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Having suffered from major depression for much of her life, Stephanie Sorrell has learned to work with the disease rather than against it. Where so many mental-health books feature ‘fighting and overcoming‘ depression, her experience and understanding have enabled her to see the value of the condition rather than what it can take away. In this easy-to-read introduction to depression Stephanie shows the various ways in which it manifests, what is available on a natural as well as chemical level and how the diversity of psychological therapies serve and hold depression. There is also a spiritual thread running through which invites the reader to go further...

Naming the Pain and Guiding the Care

The Central Tasks of Diagnosis

Author: Donald D. Denton

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761841821

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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"Drury is a truly great writer."-- 'Esquire' "A beguiling novel . . . perceptive and captivating."-- 'The New York Times' "Startling and utterly original."-- 'Newsday' In this mesmerizing novel, Tom Drury once again journeys to the quiet Midwest to spend an action-packed October weekend in the lives of a precarious family whose members all want something without knowing how to get it: for Charles, an heirloom shotgun; for his wife, Joan, the imaginative life she once knew; for their young son, Micah, a knowledge of the scope and reliability of his world, aided by prowling the empty town at night; and for Joan's daughter, Lyris, a stable foot from which to begin to grow up.Sometimes together, sometimes crucially apart, father, mother, son, and daughter move through a series of vivid encounters that demonstrate how even the most provisional family can endure in its own particular way.

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.

Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention

The world's Foremost Authorities on Complementary and alternative Medicine Offer Advice on Healing

Author: Isaac Cohen,Debu Tripathy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743424462

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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Today, more breast cancer treatment options are available than ever before. But how can you determine the course of action that is right for YOU? Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention is the only single resource that lays out all of the traditional and alternative approaches available today. Assembling a "dream team" of breast cancer experts, the editors of this truly groundbreaking guide encourage readers to work with their practitioners as they consider a variety of approaches, all explained in clear, nontechnical language. Readers will discover how to find the right caregiver and how to best complement conventional medical treatment with alternative medicine how to be "healed" without necessarily being "cured" how to incorporate traditional Chinese medicine -- including herbs, qigong, and acupuncture the right diet to choose, no matter the form of treatment; the importance of soy products; plus fifteen delicious recipes to sample the best vitamins, minerals, and natural foods, and the specific benefits -- and possible dangers -- of each the merits of spiritual treatments, from meditation and directed prayer to the powerful mystery of the "will to live." The guide features an encyclopedic appendix of websites, and lists of national support organizations, care centers, recommended audiotapes, CDs, and books -- making this the single source to help patients take control of their treatment, assuage their fears, and get them on the road to healing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at the University of California, San Francisco

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.

Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold Koenig,Dana King,Verna B. Carson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1192

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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.

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

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.

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.