Toward a more culturally sensitive DSM-IV. Psychoreligious and psychospiritual problems.

@article{Lukoff1992TowardAM,
  title={Toward a more culturally sensitive DSM-IV. Psychoreligious and psychospiritual problems.},
  author={David Lukoff and Francis G. Lu and Richard Turner},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={180 11},
  pages={673-82}
}
In theory, research, and practice, mental health professionals have tended to ignore or pathologize the religious and spiritual dimensions of life. This represents a type of cultural insensitivity toward individuals who have religious and spiritual experiences in both Western and non-Western cultures. After documenting the "religiosity gap" between clinicians and patients, the authors review the role of theory, inadequate training, and biological primacy in fostering psychiatry's insensitivity… CONTINUE READING
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