Spirituality and mental health across cultures [electronic resource]

  • Almeida, Alexander Moreira de, editor. , Mosqueiro, Bruno Paz, editor. , Bhugra, Dinesh, editor.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2021
Spirituality and mental health across cultures [electronic resource]


Spirituality and Mental Health Across Cultures explores the implications of religion and spirituality (R/S) for mental health. It provides readers with a succinct and trustworthy review of the latest research, and how this can be applied to clinical care. The first section covers the principles and fundamental questions that relate science, history, philosophy, neuroscience, religion, and spirituality with mental health. The second section discusses the main beliefs and practices related to world religions and their implications for mental health. The third reviews the impact of R/S on specific clinical situations and offers practical guidance on how to handle these appropriately, such as practical suggestions for assessing and integrating R/S in personal history anamnesis or psychotherapy.