Handbook of Religion and Mental Health - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128167663

Handbook of Religion and Mental Health

2nd Edition

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Editors: David Rosmarin Harold Koenig
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167663
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 330
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Handbook of Religion and Mental Health, Second Edition, identifies not only whether religion and spirituality influence mental health and vice versa, but also how and for whom. The contents have been re-organized to speak specifically to categories of disorders in the first part of the book and then more broadly to life satisfaction issues in the latter sections. This updated edition is now revised with new chapters and new contributors.

Key Features

  • Discusses spirituality/religion over the lifespan, including children, adults and geriatric populations
  • Includes the neurobiology pf spiritual and religious experiences and feelings
  • Reviews both positive and negative effects of religion/spirituality on mental health
  • Covers all major religions
  • Speaks to major categories of mental disorders as well as physical health


Clinical psychologists and others in mental health practice. Researchers in clinical psychology

Table of Contents

  1. Spirituality, Religion and Mood Disorders
    2. Spirituality, Religion, Suicide and Self-Injury
    3. Spirituality, Religion and Psychotic Disorders
    4. Spirituality, Religion and Anxiety Disorders
    5. Spirituality, Religion and Eating Disorders
    6. Spirituality, Religion and Substance Use Disorders
    7. Spirituality, Religion and Behavioral Addictions
    8. Spirituality, Religion and Marital/Family Issues
    9. Spirituality, Religion and Health Psychology
    10. Spirituality, Religion and End-of-Life Care


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About the Editor

David Rosmarin

David H. Rosmarin, PhD, is director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. He supervises the provision of spiritually-integrated services in clinical units throughout the hospital’s divisional structure, and collaborates with laboratories to study the clinical relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and other disorders. Dr. Rosmarin’s work on integrating spirituality into cognitive behavioral therapy has received wide acclaim. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications, numerous editorials/book chapters, and over 100 abstracts. Dr. Rosmarin’s clinical work and research have received media attention from ABC, NPR, Scientific American, the Boston Globe and the New York Times.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Spirituality and Mental Health Program, McLean Hospital and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Harold Koenig

Harold Koenig completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, nursing school at San Joaquin Delta College, medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco, and geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University Medical Center. He is on the faculty at Duke as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, People’s Republic of China. Dr. Koenig is Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center, and has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 500 scientific peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and nearly 50 books in print or preparation. His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on dozens of national and international TV news programs, over a hundred national or international radio programs, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines. Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religion and spirituality on public health, and travels widely to give seminars and workshops on this topic. He is the recipient of the 2012 Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the 2013 Gary Collins Award from the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

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