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The Philosophy of PsychiatryA Companion$
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Jennifer Radden

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001

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Religion

Religion

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(p.312) Chapter 21 RELIGION
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The Philosophy of Psychiatry
Author(s):
Jennifer Radden
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0023

This chapter analyzes the relationship between religion and psychiatry. It addresses a number of principle questions regarding this issue: How can we tell the difference between religious experience and psychiatric symptoms? Is religion a symptom of mental illness (or vice versa)? What are the institutional relationships between psychiatry and religion? What are the ethical issues of psychiatric practice with religious patients or religious psychiatrists?

Keywords:   psychiatry, mental illness, psychiatric practice, ethics

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