The role of psychotic disorders in religious history considered.

  title={The role of psychotic disorders in religious history considered.},
  author={Evan D. Murray and Miles G. Cunningham and Bruce H. Price},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={24 4},
  • Evan D. Murray, Miles G. Cunningham, Bruce H. Price
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
  • The authors have analyzed the religious figures Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and St. Paul from a behavioral, neurologic, and neuropsychiatric perspective to determine whether new insights can be achieved about the nature of their revelations. Analysis reveals that these individuals had experiences that resemble those now defined as psychotic symptoms, suggesting that their experiences may have been manifestations of primary or mood disorder-associated psychotic disorders. The rationale for this… CONTINUE READING
    The role of religion and spirituality in mental health
    • 135
    • Open Access
    Christianity and Schizophrenia Redux: An Empirical Study
    • 4
    • Open Access
    Inclusive fitness theory for the evolution of religion
    • 18
    • Open Access


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Vulnerability--a new view of schizophrenia.
    • 2,067
    The prodromal phase of first-episode psychosis: past and current conceptualizations.
    • 973
    • Open Access
    Mental disorder and violence: personality dimensions and clinical features.
    • 220
    The relationship between schizophrenia and religion and its implications for care.
    • 110
    Suicide and schizophrenia: a systematic review of rates and risk factors
    • 488
    • Open Access
    Varieties of Religious Experience
    • 1,739
    • Open Access