Description

The Handbook of Religion and Mental Health is a useful resource for mental health professionals, religious professionals, and counselors. The book describes how religious beliefs and practices relate to mental health and influence mental health care. It presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy and includes discussions on specific religions and their perspectives on mental health.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Provides a useful resource for religious and mental health professionals * Describes the connections between spirituality, religion, and physical and mental health * Discusses specific religions and their perspectives on mental health * Presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy

Readership

Academic researchers in social psychology and personality as well as clinical psychology and sociology; professional practicing psychologists and clinicians.

Table of Contents

H.A. Pincus, Preface. H.G. Koenig, Introduction. Historical Background: S.B. Thielman, Reflections on the Role of Religion in the History of Psychiatry. S.G. Post, Ethics, Religion, and Mental Health. A New Research Frontier: J.S. Levin and L.M. Chatters, Research on Religion and Mental Health: An Overview of Empirical Findings and Theoretical Issues. E.L. Idler and L.K. George, What Sociology Can Help Us Understand About Religion and Mental Health. R.A. Emmons, Religion and Personality. A.B. Newberg and E.G. d'Aquili, The Neuropsychology of Spiritual Experience. M.E. McCullough and D.B. Larson, Future Directions in Research. Religion and Mental Functioning: K.I. Pargament and C.R. Brant, Religion and Coping. G.J. Kennedy, Religion and Depression. J.A. Thorson, Religion and Anxiety: Which Anxiety? Which Religion? W.P. Wilson, Religion and Psychoses. J. Booth and J.E. Martin, Spiritual and Religious Factors in Substance Use, Dependence, and Recovery. Religious Perspectives on Mental Health: H.N. Malony, Religion and Mental Health from the Protestant Perspective. N.C. Kehoe, Religion and Mental Health from the Catholic Perspective. S.H. Barlow and A.E. Bergin Religion and Mental Health from the Mormon Perspective. G.R. Mosley, Religion and Mental Health from the Unity Perspective. M.R. Zedek, Religion and Mental Health from the Jewish Perspective. B.W. Scotton, Treating Buddhist Patients. N.V. Juthani, Understanding and Tr

Details

No. of pages:
408
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080533711
Print ISBN:
9780124176454
Print ISBN:
9780123992369

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Reviews

"Not only is more more empirical research of this relationship needed, but, as the authors of the different entries demonstrate, a more empathic understanding of the quality of this relationship is required as well. This well-conceived and well-executed handbook provides some means for achieving this understanding... I recommend this volume because it offers direction for such research." @source:--JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, October 2000