Edited by Jennifer Radden

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149531
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199870943 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry


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This chapter analyzes the relationship between religion and psychiatry. It addresses a number of principle questions regarding this issue: How can we tell the difference between religious experience and psychiatric symptoms? Is religion a symptom of mental illness (or vice versa)? What are the institutional relationships between psychiatry and religion? What are the ethical issues of psychiatric practice with religious patients or religious psychiatrists?

Keywords: psychiatry; mental illness; psychiatric practice; ethics

Chapter.  6968 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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