Religion and Mental Health
  • Release Date : 15 October 1992
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0195361490
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Download or read book entitled Religion and Mental Health by author: John F. Schumaker which was release on 15 October 1992 and published by Oxford University Press with total page 336 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This is an interdisciplinary collection of previously unpublished papers on the controversial relationship between religious behavior and mental health. Schumaker has assembled a distinguished international roster of contributors--sociologists and anthropologists as well as psychiatrists and psychologists of religion--representing a wide range of opinions concerning the mental health implications of religious belief and practice. Taken together, the papers provide a comprehensive overview of theory and research in the field. Included are papers on the interaction of religion and self-esteem, life meaning and well-being, sexual and marital adjustment, anxiety, depression, suicide, psychoticism, rationality, self-actualization, and various patterns of anti-social behavior. Religion is also dealt with in relation to mental health of women, the elderly, and children. Contributions dealing with mental health in non-Western religious groups add an important cross-cultural dimension to the volume.