Jinn and mental health: looking at jinn possession in modern psychiatric practice

  title={Jinn and mental health: looking at jinn possession in modern psychiatric practice},
  author={Simon Dein and Abdool Samad Illaiee},
  journal={The Psychiatrist},
This article focuses on jinn possession and mental illness in Islam. After discussing spirit possession generally and its classification in DSM-5, we present an overview of several studies examining the role of jinn in mental distress in Muslims in the UK. A case study which exemplifies jinn possession is presented and the clinical implications of the findings are discussed. We argue for collaborative working relationships between Islamic religious professionals and mental health professionals… Expand
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