Spirituality and Psychiatry

  title={Spirituality and Psychiatry},
  author={Dinesh Kumar Bhugra and Thomas R Osbourne},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychiatry},
Often religion and spirituality are used interchangeably. Spirituality may or may not include religion, which is related to an organized institution. Spirituality on the other hand is the transcendent relationship between the person and a higher being, a quality that goes beyond a specific religious application (Peterson & Nelson 1989). Both religion and spirituality offer a sense of meaning and purpose in life and help keep believers in relationship to the unknown and unknowable (Lukoff et al… CONTINUE READING