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New religions & mental health

understanding the issues

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cults -- Psychological aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 176-177.

    Statementedited with an introduction by Herbert Richardson.
    SeriesSymposium series -- v. 5., Symposium series (Edwin Mellen Press) -- v. 5.
    ContributionsRichardson, Herbert Warren.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationlv, 178 p. ;
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17900453M
    ISBN 100889469105

    Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to the diverse contents of religious traditions as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. The extraordinary range of methods and frameworks can be helpfully summed up regarding the classic distinction between the natural-scientific and human-scientific approaches. The relationship between religion and mental health has been discussed among social scientists and lay people alike for some time. Though the religious life has generally been held in high regard for thousands of years, during the past two hundred years some social theorists and therapists have questioned the benefits of religion in the lives of individuals, families, communities, and nations.

    A senior U.S. military chaplain in South Korea is under fire for an email he sent in April to 35 other chaplains under his command at Camp Humphreys, mentioning Christian author John Piper's book. What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse/5(3).

    Editor's Note: All human brokenness is the result of sin infecting the human condition at the Fall. Some mental disease is caused by spiritual issues such as unrepentant sin or demonic oppression, where some is due to chemical imbalance or brain disease, just like other organ diseases such as heart or liver problems. The subject of mental illness is complex, but the purpose of this article is.   In a Q&A, psychology doctoral student David Yaden describes his new book, which touches on traditions from Hinduism, Buddhism, and 11 other religions. Penn doctoral student David Yaden practices mindfulness, a simple habit he uses to re-center himself after stressful situations.


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