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Ahmadi Abhari S A. The Role of Faith and Religious Beliefs in Healing Physical and Emotional Disorders. IJPCP. 1996; 2 (4)
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1743-en.html
Department of psychiatry tehran University of Medical Sciences, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital
Abstract:   (13655 Views)
Regarding the utilization of cultural and religious beliefs in the treatment of physical and mental disorders, this article presents the cases of 3 Iranian psychiatric patients with severe physical and mental symptoms, preceded by a long history of different psychiatric treatments. These cases illustrate that bu relying on patients religious beliefs and faith, the therapist can increase his / her self esteem and confidence, relieve anxiety, enhance coping mechanisms and cure physical as well as emotional symptoms.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/12/17 | Published: 1996/05/15

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