Treatment of strictly religious patients Academic Article uri icon


  • Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in strictly religious patients requires therapists to be sensitive to a plethora of issues not always encountered when treating other patients with the disorder. Therapists should be aware of the inseparable historical influence of religious culture on psychiatric symptoms and the areas of religious practice that lend themselves to obsessive-compulsive behavior. With this understanding, therapists need to discriminate between normal and pathologic religiosity. In addition, religiosity can …

publication date

  • January 1, 2001