Judaism and Psychiatry

Ayala Uri, Noa Navot, Alan Apter

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion and Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Boundaries
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780470682203
ISBN (Print)9780470694718
StatePublished - 13 Nov 2009


  • Agnon, Judaism and insanity
  • Influence of Judaism - beginning with the Old Testament
  • Interface between psychiatry, mental health and major religious traditions
  • Jewish approach to psychiatry
  • Judaism and psychiatry
  • Psychiatric conditions - appearing throughout the Bible and Prophets
  • Psychiatry and Judaism - enormity and complexity of this issue
  • Tragedy of Saul's - 'But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him'
  • Ultra-orthodox, suspicious of psychiatry and attaching major stigma to mental illness
  • traditional Judaism - Jewish Law giving prominence to mental aspects

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