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Counseling for the Soul in Distress


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Conflicts and Concerns of Religion and Psychiatry
  • A Look Backward
  • Common Roles
  • Historical Changes
  • What Psychiatry Can Do
  • Chapter 2. 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
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Biochemistry, Mental Illness, and Medication
  • What Is a Disease?
  • The Use of Medication in Psychiatry
  • Selecting the Proper Medication
  • Chapter 4. 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?
  • Chapter 5. Schizophrenic Disorders
  • What Is Schizophrenia?
  • A Brief History
  • What Causes Schizophrenia?
  • Antipsychotic Drugs (Neuroleptics)
  • The Role of the Clergy
  • Chapter 6. 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
  • Chapter 7. The Neuroses
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • What Can the Clergy Do About Anxiety Disorders?
  • Chapter 8. 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
  • Chapter 9. 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?
  • Chapter 10. Personality Disorders
  • How Does the Personality Develop?
  • Classification of Personality Disorders
  • Understanding Personality Types
  • Personality Types and the Clergy
  • Chapter 11. 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
  • Chapter 12. Sexual Problems in Our Culture
  • Recent Changes
  • The Sexual Disorders
  • The Paraphilias
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Treatment
  • Other Sexual Topics
  • What Can the Clergy Do?
  • Chapter 13. Eating Disorders
  • Early Feeding
  • An Overview of Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Further Research Directions
  • What the Clergy Can Do
  • Chapter 14. 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
  • Chapter 15. Pastoral Ethics: A Psychiatrist's View
  • Confidentiality
  • Transference and Countertransference Problems
  • Countertransference
  • Commitment
  • Summary
  • Chapter 16. 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
  • Chapter 17. Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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