Counseling for the Soul in Distress What Every Religious Counselor Should Know about Emotional and Mental Illness

ISBN-10: 0789016303

ISBN-13: 9780789016300

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Richard W. Roukema

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This new edition provides an overview of the full range of adult psychiatric disorders. It suggests ways for clergy to assist their congregants suffering and provides ethical guidance and clinical examples.
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List price: $46.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Introduction: Conflicts and Concerns of Religion and Psychiatry
A Look Backward
Common Roles
Historical Changes
What Psychiatry Can Do
Parents, Society, and Heredity
The Freudian Revolution: The Shift to Parental Responsibility
Effect on Child Rearing
The Shift to Social Causes
Reactions to Social Changes
Research on Heredity of Mental Illness
Biochemistry, Mental Illness, and Medication
What Is a Disease?
The Use of Medication in Psychiatry
Selecting the Proper Medication
Mood Disorders: Depression and Manic States
Prevalence of Depression
The Nature of Depression
What Causes Depression?
Environmentally Induced Depression: Phil
A Biologically Induced Depression: Bob
Medical Treatment
Antidepressant Medications
Using Antidepressants in Other Psychiatric Conditions
A Look Backward
Beyond Medication
How Can the Clergy Help?
Schizophrenic Disorders
What Is Schizophrenia?
A Brief History
What Causes Schizophrenia?
Antipsychotic Drugs (Neuroleptics)
The Role of the Clergy
Other Psychotic Disorders
Delusional Disorder
Schizophreniform Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Brief Psychotic Disorder
Shared Psychotic Disorder
Psychotic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Treatment of the Psychoses
The Role of the Clergy
The Neuroses
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
What Can the Clergy Do About Anxiety Disorders?
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
What Is Alcoholism?
Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
Drinking Patterns
How Many People Drink Alcohol?
Types of Alcoholism
Drug Abuse
Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
The Important Role of Alcoholics Anonymous
Substance Abuse and the Clergy
Organic Mental Disorders
Overview of Organic Mental Disorders
What Causes Organic Mental Disorders?
Diagnosing Organic Brain Disease
Organic Disease Masquerading As Emotional Illness
What Can the Clergy Do?
Personality Disorders
How Does the Personality Develop?
Classification of Personality Disorders
Understanding Personality Types
Personality Types and the Clergy
The Psychological Effects of Loss
Losses Large and Small
Defending Against Loss
Recognizing Stages of Grief in the Family
Dealing with Loss
Loss and the Clergy
Sexual Problems in Our Culture
Recent Changes
The Sexual Disorders
The Paraphilias
Sexual Dysfunctions
Other Sexual Topics
What Can the Clergy Do?
Eating Disorders
Early Feeding
An Overview of Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge-Eating Disorder
Further Research Directions
What the Clergy Can Do
Understanding Stress
Stress: Yesterday and Today
Human Development and Stress
Stresses of Childhood
Adult Stresses
Stress on the Job
Identity Problems
The Stress of Loss
Marital Stress
Coping with Stress
Exploring Needs
Pastoral Ethics: A Psychiatrist's View
Transference and Countertransference Problems
Psychotherapists: Who, What, Why, and When to Refer
The Psychiatrist's Education
Basic Assumptions in Psychiatry
Types of Psychotherapy
Recent Developments
The Competent Psychotherapist
Choosing a Psychotherapist
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