Delusions with Religious Content in Patients with Psychosis: How They Interact with Spiritual Coping

  title={Delusions with Religious Content in Patients with Psychosis: How They Interact with Spiritual Coping},
  author={Sylvia Mohr and Laurence Borras and Carine B{\'e}trisey and Brandt Pierre-Yves and Christiane Gilli{\'e}ron and Philippe Huguelet},
  pages={158 - 172}
Delusions with religious content have been associated with a poorer prognosis in schizophrenia. Nevertheless, positive religious coping is frequent among this population and is associated with a better outcome. The aim of this study was to compared patients with delusions with religious content (n = 38), patients with other sorts of delusions (n = 85) and patients without persistent positive symptoms (n = 113) clinically and spiritually. Outpatients (n = 236) were randomly selected for a… 
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  • S. Mohr, P. Huguelet
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice
  • 2014
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