Spiritual Experience and Psychopathology

  title={Spiritual Experience and Psychopathology},
  author={Mike Jackson and K. W. M. Fulford},
A recent study of the relationship between spiritual experience and psychopathology (reported in detail elsewhere) suggested that psychotic phenomena could occur in the context of spiritual experiences rather than mental illness. In the present paper, this finding is illustrated with three detailed case histories. Its implications are then explored for psychopathology, for psychiatric classification, and for our understanding of the concept of mental illness. It is argued that pathological and… CONTINUE READING


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