Difference Between Spirituality And Mental Health

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Spirituality and Mental Health : Current Perspectives, Debates and Directions Mental health- WHO mentioned mental health as "subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence, and self-actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, among others in community”. Mental health is further explained as the well-being of an individual is encompassed in the realization of their abilities, coping with normal stresses of life, productive work and contribution to their community. Mental health can be defined as level of psychological wellbeing or an absence of mental disorder. Particular culture of community defines mental health of that population. Treatment of mental health is much…show more content…
Likewise So many debates happen on this weather spirituality serves in right direction or not for treatment of mental disorder. Mental health evolved as a pure biological disorder and spirituality was not been considered as effective treatment for mental health. But recently so many studies have been done on mental health and spirituality showing strong relation with mental health treatment. Researchers found religion and spirituality as strong resource which help patient to cope up with the stresses and tensions of life. Worldwide spirituality and mental health becomes acceptable thing. Developing countries showing great work on this issue. Royal college of Psychiatrists established special group on Psychiatry and Spirituality (London). The World Psychiatric Association has also recently established a section on psychiatry and…show more content…
And culture of society is always been nurtured by religion and spirituality. Hence religion and spirituality has directly or indirectly impact on etiology, diagnosis, symptomatology of treatment, access to treatment, prognosis and adherence to treatment. RESEARCH FINDING (Supportive to spirituality and mental health) REFERENCES= 1.Paul James and Peter Mandaville (2010). Globalization and Culture, Vol. 2: Globalizing Religions . London: Sage Publications. 2.Tylor, E.B. (1871) Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Art, and Custom. Vol. 1 . London: John Murray; (p.424). 3.About.com (2006, July 25). What is Mental Health?. Retrieved June 1, 2007, from About.com 4.WHO, The world Health Report2001,Mental Health New Understanding And New Hope. 5.Wills TA, Gibbons FX, Gerrard M, Murry VM, Brody GH. Family communication and religiosity related to substance abuse and sexual behaviour in early adolescence: a test for pathways through self control prototype perceptions. Psychol Addict Behav. 2003;17:312–23. [PubMed] 6.Brody GH. Religiosity and family relationships. Journal of marriage and the family.

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