Chapter 26. Assumptions about Pastoral Care, Spirituality and Mental Health

  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. Peter J. Verhagen Psychiatrist Theologian2 and
  2. Adamantios G. Avgoustidis Psychiatrist Priest Associate Professor Psychology1

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682203.ch26

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries

Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries

How to Cite

Verhagen, P. J. and Avgoustidis, A. G. (2010) Assumptions about Pastoral Care, Spirituality and Mental Health, 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.ch26

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. 1

    Greece

  2. 2

    Meerkanten GGZ, Harderwijk, The Netherlands

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

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Keywords:

  • assumptions about pastoral care, spirituality and mental health;
  • era of multidisciplinarity - co-operation between sciences and professionals;
  • differences between - science and religion and between reason and faith;
  • religious sphere, epiphany of deity - arousing astonishment, or miracles evoking feelings;
  • experiences of transcendence - universal component of human life;
  • philosophy, psychology and medicine - as trees of the same wood;
  • influence of Saint Augustine's ideas, early Christianity - belief that psychiatric diseases come from the devil;
  • psychiatry and religion separation;
  • DSM-IV, category called religious or spiritual problem;
  • sense of self - proposed concern of a sense of self and capacity for solitude

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Landing on History I: Wonder

  • Landing on History II: Trees of the Same Wood

  • Landing on the Separation of Psychiatry and Religion

  • Landing on the Boundaries of Pastoral Care and the Clergy's Identity

  • Landing on the Topic of ‘Spiritual Concerns’

  • Conclusions

  • References