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Psychiatry in scripture : sacred texts and psychopathology.

Cook, C.C.H. (2012) 'Psychiatry in scripture : sacred texts and psychopathology.', The psychiatrist., 36 (6). pp. 225-229.

Abstract

The engagement of psychiatry with religion is increasingly important for better understanding of the ways in which religious people find resources to cope with mental disorder. An example of how a more critical and constructive engagement might be achieved is found in the psychiatric literature on sacred texts. Articles which engage with the alleged psychopathology of the 6th-century BC Hebrew prophet Ezekiel are examined as an example of this and proposals are made for a more critical yet sensitive and constructive future debate.

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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/pb.bp.111.036418
Record Created:05 Sep 2012 16:50
Last Modified:10 Apr 2013 13:10

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