Psychiatry's New Attitude Bridges Gap with Spirituality, Experts Say
Kathryn Rogers Post-Dispatch Religion, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
American psychiatry is changing its attitude toward religion.
The American Psychiatric Association has added a category to its new diagnostic manual recognizing religious or spiritual problems as legitimate clinical concerns that are not necessarily related to a mental disorder.
Psychologists, psychiatrists and clergy supporting the change say the previous Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders presented religion negatively, reflecting anti-religious biases of mental health professionals.
They say the new sensitivity results from the recognition that religion and spirituality are important to the American population and can actually help …
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