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The symposium aims to provide a high-quality, comprehensive overview of all topics related to religious phenomena and psychiatry. Religion is an important component of life, including those suffering from a mental disorder. In the last years there has been an increasing interest in the study of the importance of religious phenomena in those persons suffering from mental illnesses and this symposium will study the relationship between religion, spirituality and psychopathology.

 

XIV World Congress of Psychiatry 20-25 September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

Activities of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry: programme and abstracts

 

 

 

 

Madrid 2001 New Commitments for Psychiatrists

Psychiatry and Religion: Clinical training and research
Abstracts

Vienna 2003 Diagnosis in Psychiatry: Integrating the Sciences

The Importance of Religious Variables in Psychiatric Diagnosis
Abstracts

Which diagnostic system is suited to include religious variables?
Herman M. van Praag, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Academic Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Anthropological and religious aspects in psychiatric classification
Driss Moussaoui, Ibn Rushd University Psychiatric Centre, Casablanca, Morocco

Are religious variables diagnostically relevant?
Peter J. Verhagen, Meerkanten GGZ, Ermelo/Harderwijk, The Netherlands

The measurement of religious and spiritual beliefs
Michael King, Royal Free and UC Medical school, London, United Kingdom read more >>>

 

Florence 2004 Treatments in Psychiatry: An Update

Spirituality, treatment and health
Abstracts

Spirituality and outcome of medical treatments
Revd Prebendary Peter Speck, Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Southampton University, & Hon. Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.

Asking about religion and spirituality in patients receiving palliative care treatments
Simon Dein, Senior Lecturer in Community Psychiatry and editor of Mental Health Religion and Culture, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Spiritual questioning and mental health in later life
Peter Coleman, Senior Lecturer and Physician in the Care of the Elderly, Faculty of Medicine, Southampton University, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Are religious and spiritual beliefs associated with better mental health?  Evidence from a national survey in Britain
Michael King, Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, Royal Free and UC Medical School, London, United Kingdom

Cairo 2005 5000 Years of Science and Care: Building the Future of Psychiatry

Religion and Suicide
Abstracts

Religion and Suicide Risk
J.P Soubrier

The Jewish Approach to Self Mutilation and Suicide see pp >>>
A. Apter

Suicide and Islam
A. Okasha

Religious Involvement and Suicide
Peter J. Verhagen

 

Religion and old age psychiatry
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Prayer and depressive symptoms in older Dutch adults.
Arjan W. Braam et al. Department of psychiatry , Free University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Does reminiscence increase personal meaning?
Ernst Bohlmeijer et al. Trimbos Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Religion, cognition, and problem behavior in nursing homes
Kenneth J. Branco et al. Department of sociology, Stonehill College, Easton, USA

Religious delusions in the elderly, measurement and dilemmas
Annemarie Noort et al. GGZ De Grote Rivieren, Gorinchem, The Netherlands

 

Madrid 2006 Juan J, Lopez Ibor Centennial Congress Tresholds and Limits of Psychiatry

Religion and Suicide
Abstracts

Suicide from Pharaonic Egypt to Islam
A. Okasha

Religious Involvement and Suicide
Peter J. Verhagen

Judaism and Suicide see pp >>>
A. Apter

Religion, Personality and Suicide
H.M. van Praag

Discussant: J.P. Soubrier

Istanbul 2006 Psychiatry: Uniqueness and Universality

Neuro-Theology and Religious Beliefs
Abstracts

Neuro-Theology: Science meets religion
Peter J. Verhagen, Meerkanten GGZ, Ermelo/Harderwijk, The Netherlands read more >>>

The genetic evolution of human spirituality
Dean Hamer, Laboratory of Biochemistry National Cancer Institute, USA

Neuro-Theology: Demasque of Religion
D.F. Swaab, Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Neuro-Theology: Religion Triumphant
Herman M. van Praag, Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, Academic Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands

XIV World Congress of Psychiatry 20-25 September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

Activities of the WPA Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry: programme and abstracts