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Religion, culture, and mental health

Author: Kate Miriam Loewenthal
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)84386531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Miriam Loewenthal
ISBN: 0521850231 9780521850230 0511490127 9780511490125 9780521107778 0521107776
OCLC Number: 84386531
Description: x, 169 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Schizophrenia; 3. Manic disorder; 4. Depression; 5. Anxiety; 6. Somatization; 7. Dissociation; 8. Positive states; 9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kate Loewenthal.


How does religion affect mental health and how does this vary in different societies and cultures? This book examines the religious and cultural influences on a range of psychiatric disorders,  Read more...
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Reviews of the hardback: 'This book offers an excellent introduction to the field of religion, culture and mental health. It is comprehensive in its overview of contemporary studies. It reads in a Read more...

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