Religious delusions: finding meanings in psychosis.

@article{Bhavsar2008ReligiousDF,
  title={Religious delusions: finding meanings in psychosis.},
  author={Vishal Bhavsar and Dinesh Kumar Bhugra},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={165-72}
}
BACKGROUND Religious delusions have been reported with varying prevalence from cultures around the world. Their contents, context and significance vary according to cultural and economic mores. In this review we discuss the potential relationship between religious delusions and aspects of culture, in particular religious symbols. We suggest that religious rituals and expectations of the family play a major role in the genesis and maintenance of delusions. We consider the roles of religious… CONTINUE READING

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