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Handbook of Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128167663, 9780128167670

Handbook of Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health

2nd Edition

Editors: David Rosmarin Harold Koenig
eBook ISBN: 9780128167670
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167663
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st April 2020
Page Count: 254
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Research has indicated that spiritual and religious factors are strongly tied to a host of mental health characteristics, in both positive and negative ways. That body of research has significantly grown since publication of the first edition of this book 20 years ago. The seconnd edition of the Handbook of Spirituality, Religion and Mental Health identifies not only whether religion and spirituality influence mental health and vice versa, but also how, why, and for whom. Hence 100% of the book is now revised with new chapters and new contributors. Contents address eight categories of mental disorders, as well as other kay aspects of social, emotional, and behavioral health.

Key Features

  • Provides an authoritative, comprehensive, and updated review of the research on positive and negative effects of spirituality/religion on mental health
  • Contains dedicated chapters focused on the relevance of spirituality/religion to mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, psychotic, eating/feeding, alcohol/substance use, behavioral addictions, and pain-related disorders, as well as marriage/family life, suicidality, and end-of-life-care
  • Reviews the research on spiritually integrated psychotherapies, and provides basic clinical guidelines for how to effectively address spiritual/religious life in treatment
  • Reviews the neurobiology of spiritual/religious experiences as they pertain to mental health
  • Covers all major world religions, as well as spiritual identites outside of a religious context


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

Table of Contents

1. Spirituality, Religion and Mood Disorders

Bruno Paz Mosquiero, Alexandre de Rezende Pinto and Alexander moreira-Almeida

2. Spirituality, Religion, and Suicide

Ying Chen and Tyler J. VanderWeele

3. Spirituality, Religion and Anxiety Disorders

David H. Rosmarin and Bethany Leidl

4. Spirituality/Religion and Obsessive-Compulsive-Related Disorders

Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Jennifer L. Buchholz

5. Spirituality, Religion and Psychotic Disorders

Philippe Huguelet

6. Spirituality, Religion, and Eating Disorders

P. Scott Richards, Sarah Weinberger-Litman, Michael E. Berrett and Randy K. Hardman

7. Spirituality/Religion and Substance Use Disorders

Hilary S. Connery and Jeff Devido

8. Spirituality/Religion and Behavioral Addictions

Joshua riggs Grubbs and Jennifer Tegan Grant

9. Spirituality, Religion and Marital/Family Issues

Annette Mahoney, Daniel D. Flint and James S. McGraw

10. Spirituality/Religion and Pain

Christina Rush, Kaitlyn Vagnini and Amy Wachholtz

11. Spirituality/Religion and End-of-Life Care

John Peteet


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About the Editors

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


"This handbook is beneficial to clinicians. Being that the last edition was published 20 years ago, a second edition is appropriate." --Doody

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