Chapter 24. Religious and Spiritual Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Considerations for the DSM-V

  1. Peter J. Verhagen Psychiatrist Theologian2,
  2. Herman M. Van Praag Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry3,
  3. Juan J. López-Ibor Jr Professor of Psychiatry4,
  4. John L Cox Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry5 and
  5. Driss Moussaoui Professor of Psychiatry6
  1. David Lukoff Professor,
  2. C. Robert Cloninger Professor Psychology Genetics,
  3. Marc Galanter Professor,
  4. David M. Gellerman Assistant Clinical Professor,
  5. Linda Glickman Research Assistant Professor,
  6. Harold G. Koenig Professor,
  7. Francis G. Lu Professor,
  8. William E. Narrow Psychiatrist Research Director,
  9. John R. Peteet Associate Professor,
  10. Samuel B. Thielman Adjunct Assistant Professor and
  11. C. Paul Yang Associate Clinical Professor

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682203.ch24

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries

How to Cite

Lukoff, D., Cloninger, C. R., Galanter, M., Gellerman, D. M., Glickman, L., Koenig, H. G., Lu, F. G., Narrow, W. E., Peteet, J. R., Thielman, S. B. and Yang, C. P. (2010) Religious and Spiritual Considerations in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Considerations for the DSM-V, in Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries (eds P. J. Verhagen, H. M. Van Praag, J. J. López-Ibor, J. L. Cox and D. Moussaoui), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682203.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Meerkanten GGZ, Harderwijk, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

  4. 5

    University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

  5. 6

    Ibn Rushd University, Casablanca, Morocco

Author Information

  1. United States of America

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694718

Online ISBN: 9780470682203



  • religious and spiritual considerations in psychiatric diagnosis - for DSM-V;
  • DSM-IV (1)- including a new V-code entitled religious or spiritual problem;
  • outline for cultural formulation - clinicians considering cultural idioms of distress, illness and preferences for care;
  • use of religious or spiritual problem V code;
  • types of religious and spiritual problems;
  • DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR and ‘Outline for Cultural Formulation’;
  • DSM-IV-TR, Cultural Formulation - five categories of information in clinical care;
  • influences of cultural and ethnic groups on individual's sense of self;
  • cultural factors related to psychosocial environment;
  • personality disorders - key role in psychiatry's learning to understand and self-aware consciousness


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: V62.89

  • Religious or Spiritual Problem [10]: Use of Religious or Spiritual Problem V Code

  • Personality Disorders [43]

  • PTSD [49]

  • Substance use Disorders [53]

  • Psychotic Disorders [54]

  • Summary and Conclusions [56]

  • References