Religious and Spiritual Issues in DSM-5: Matters of the Mind and Searching of the Soul

  title={Religious and Spiritual Issues in DSM-5: Matters of the Mind and Searching of the Soul},
  author={Emily N. Chandler},
  journal={Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  pages={577 - 582}
  • E. Chandler
  • Published 7 September 2012
  • Psychology
  • Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Religion, spirituality, and psychiatric illnesses share a complex relationship in the realm of diagnosis. Historically, however, these three constructs have existed in a very peripheral place in the diagnostic taxonomy for psychiatry in the United States. Given the important role that spirituality and religion play for many people in the experiences of coping with health and illness, it seems odd that such important elements are in the margins of the powerful and commanding nosology of the DSM… 
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