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Title: The historical relationship between psychiatry and the major religions
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: J. David Kinzie

Description: This chapter of the volume Psychiatry and Religion: The Convergence of Mind and Spirit presents a cross-cultural examination on the contemporary relation between psychiatry and the religious traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The author looks at the history of how these religious traditions have sought to treat the mentally ill and more generally how religious beliefs affect the treatment of mental health by the cultural and ethical values they promote. Religions still tend to look for supernatural rather than natural causes for mental illnesses with the effect that individuals with a mental illness are treated, in certain contexts, using inhumane practices. (Zach Rowinski 2005-01-10)

Publisher Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Normalized publisher place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.appi.org/index.cfm
Published Date: 2000
Subject: Christianity
Mental illness
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Psychiatry
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- Religion and Medicine
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://www.appi.org/book.cfm?id=8920
Source: Psychiatry and religion : The convergence of mind and spirit
Source Editor: James K. Boehnlein
Source Type: Collected Volume (single author)
Source Page Numbers: 3-26
ISBN/ISSN: 0880489200
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Chapter (single author)
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-22 12:19:50
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-23
Date Last Modified: 2006-04-05 17:40:29
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