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Religion, spirituality and psychotic disorders

  title={Religion, spirituality and psychotic disorders},
  author={transtornos psic{\'o}ticos and Harold G. Koenig and Alexandre Augusto Mac{\^e}do Corr{\^e}a},
Background: Religion is often included in the beliefs and experiences of psychotic patients, and therefore becomes the target of psychiatric interventions. Objectives: This article examines religious beliefs and activities among nonpsychotic persons in the United States, Brazil and other areas of the world; discusses historical factors contributing to the wall of separation between religion and psychiatry today; reviews studies on the prevalence of religious delusions in patients with… 

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  • N. Kehoe
  • Psychology
    Psychiatric services
  • 1999
The author describes experiences gained over 18 years of conducting a therapy group for chronically ill psychiatric patients that focuses on spiritual beliefs and values that foster tolerance, self-awareness, and nonpathogenic therapeutic exploration of value systems.