Mental and Physical Health and Spiritual Healing: An Evaluation of Complementary Religious Therapies Provided by Spiritist Centers in the City of So Paulo, Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Granero Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas
dc.contributor.author Lucchetti, Giancarlo
dc.contributor.author Leao, Frederico Camelo
dc.contributor.author Prieto Peres, Mario Fernando [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Vallada, Homero
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-22T15:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-22T15:46:53Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11013-015-9478-z
dc.identifier.citation Culture Medicine And Psychiatry. Dordrecht, v. 40, n. 3, p. 404-421, 2016.
dc.identifier.issn 0165-005X
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/51148
dc.description.abstract The present study aims to describe the characteristics of the complementary religious treatment conducted by Spiritist centers in the city of So Paulo (Brazil), to understand how physical and mental health problems are addressed and how the directors of these centers differentiate between persons with spiritual experiences from those with psychiatric disorders. From 365 Spiritist centers, which received the questionnaire, 55 (15.1 %) were included in the final analysis. There were on average 261 people per week attending spiritual sessions in each center, totalizing approximately 15,000 attendees per week in all 55 centers. The most common treatment performed in these centers was disobsession (Spirit release therapy) (92.7 %) en
dc.description.abstract the least common was the 'spiritual surgery', present in only 5.5 %. The most frequent health problems reported by attendees were depression (45.1 %), cancer (43.1 %) and diseases in general (33.3 %). Concerning the directors' awareness to differentiate between spiritual experiences and psychiatric disorders, we found some remarkable divergent opinions. In conclusion, the Spiritist centers are an important health related support system for the city of So Paulo, responsible for a significant share of the city's total health consultations. The most common conditions the patients suffer from were depression and cancer. en
dc.description.sponsorship Instituto Bairral, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.format.extent 404-421
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject Complementary therapies en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.subject Spiritual therapies en
dc.subject Religion and medicine en
dc.subject Spiritism en
dc.title Mental and Physical Health and Spiritual Healing: An Evaluation of Complementary Religious Therapies Provided by Spiritist Centers in the City of So Paulo, Brazil en
dc.type Artigo
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Juiz de Fora, Dept Med, Ave Eugenio do Nascimento S-N Dom Bosco, BR-36038330 Juiz De Fora, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Psychiat, Sch Med, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Neurol, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Neurol, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11013-015-9478-z
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000379985700005



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