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Psychiatry and Religionargues that the divide between psychiatry and religion is an artificial one and that there is much room for understanding the same phenomena from different perspectives. Thirteen senior psychiatrists and pastoral workers have come together to explore what their different philosophies have to offer for the benefit of the individuals in their care. Together they are striving to set the relationship between psychiatry and religion in an historical context, provide detailed information about specific religions and the significance of their belief systems for mental health management, and examine the relationship between psychopathology, psychiatry and religion.
Contributors: Dr. Eileen Barker; Dr. Dinesh Bhugra; Rabbi Howard Cooper; Professor John Cox; Padmal de Silva; Dr. Aziz Esmail; Dr. Peter Fenwick; Cannon John Foskett; Dr. W. Fulford; Professor Ezra Griffith; Dr. Maurice Lipsedge; Dr. Roland Littlewood; and Cannon Mark Sutherland.

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