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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.


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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Date deposited:26 June 2015
Date of first online publication:June 2012
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