Magico-religious beliefs in schizophrenia: a study from north India.

  title={Magico-religious beliefs in schizophrenia: a study from north India.},
  author={Parmanand Kulhara and Ajit K. Avasthi and Anjalee Sharma},
  volume={33 2},
Psychiatric disorders in India are often attributed to influence of supernatural phenomena, and many patients are subjected to various kinds of 'magico-religious' treatments. We studied 40 cases of schizophrenia and ascertained magico-religious beliefs held by their key relatives. The effects of such magico-religious beliefs on psychopathology and treatment-seeking behaviour were explored. The sample were schizophrenia patients diagnosed according to ICD-10 of the World Health Organisation… CONTINUE READING

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