Religions 2011, 2(4), 549-565; doi:10.3390/rel2040549
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Integration of Spirituality and Religion in the Care of Patients with Severe Mental Disorders

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Received: 12 July 2011; in revised form: 13 September 2011 / Accepted: 29 September 2011 / Published: 11 October 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religions and Psychotherapies)
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Abstract: Spirituality and religiousness (S/R) are resources for finding meaning and hope in suffering and have been identified as key components in the process of psychological recovery. However, religion may also be associated with psycho-pathology, suffering and non-adherence with psychiatric treatment. Based on a literature review, this paper examines how S/R can be integrated in the treatment of patients with serious mental illness. We implemented a pilot “Spirituality and Recovery Group” designed to (1) help patients to resort to S/R as a means of recovery; (2) work on resolving conflicts between S/R and life issues and treatment; and (3) provide information on S/R in the context of psychosis. Preliminary results are presented.
Keywords: spirituality; religious coping; psychotherapy; psychiatry; psychosis
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Mohr, S. Integration of Spirituality and Religion in the Care of Patients with Severe Mental Disorders. Religions 2011, 2, 549-565.

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Mohr S. Integration of Spirituality and Religion in the Care of Patients with Severe Mental Disorders. Religions. 2011; 2(4):549-565.

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Mohr, Sylvia. 2011. "Integration of Spirituality and Religion in the Care of Patients with Severe Mental Disorders." Religions 2, no. 4: 549-565.

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