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Harold G. Koenig completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco, and his geriatric medicine, psychiatry, and biostatistics training at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified in general psychiatry, and is on the faculty at Duke as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Medicine. He is the director of Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health and is Distinguished Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Dana E. King is Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and is vice-chair of that Department. He completed an academic fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is widely published on spirituality and health including two books and multiple peer-reviewed scientific articles. Dr. King is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine.
Verna Benner Carson is Associate Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing at Towson University. Dr. Carson is also the President of C&V Senior Care Specialists, a consulting firm that offers clinical, operations and marketing support to those involved in the care of persons with Alzheimer's disease as well as those with psychiatric disorders. She has a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and a PhD in human development. Dr. Carson served as the National Director of RESTORE Behavioral Health for nearly 15 years, after serving on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She is one of the world's leading nurse researchers in spirituality and health, and is the author of 16 books (including two editions of a book on parish nursing).
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. ix|
|A History of Religion, Medicine, and Health Care||p. 15|
|Debating Religion's Effects on Health|
|Religion: Good or Bad?||p. 53|
|Coping with Stress||p. 74|
|Religion and Coping||p. 94|
|Research on Religion and Mental Health|
|Well-Being and Positive Emotions||p. 123|
|Anxiety Disorders||p. 191|
|Psychotic Disorders||p. 207|
|Alcohol and Drug Use||p. 224|
|Delinquency and Crime||p. 243|
|Marital Instability||p. 256|
|Personality and Personality Disorder||p. 272|
|Understanding Religion's Effects on Mental Health||p. 298|
|Research on Religion and Physical Health|
|Heart Disease||p. 317|
|Cerebrovascular Disease||p. 362|
|Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia||p. 378|
|Immune Functions||p. 394|
|Endocrine Functions||p. 420|
|Physical Disability||p. 492|
|Pain and Somatic Symptoms||p. 511|
|Health Behaviors||p. 532|
|Disease Prevention||p. 557|
|Understanding the Religion-Physical Health Relationship|
|Psychological, Social, and Behavioral Pathways||p. 579|
|Appendix Studies on Religion and Health (By Health Outcome)||p. 607|
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