The Unforeseen Relationship Between Spirituality and Psychiatric Medication: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

Lynne E. Vanderpot, John Swinton, Helen Bedford

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Abstract

In the last 30 years there has been a simultaneous rise in psychiatric medication use and in the numbers of people seeking to address spiritual issues in mental health treatment. To date, there is little research into perceptions of how these two factors interact. This study explores the interrelationship between spirituality and psychiatric medication, and its impact on the journey toward recovery. The concept of spiritual side effects (SSE) is introduced. Broadly speaking, SSE were experienced as either spiritually helpful or spiritually harmful. The findings suggest that some people are engaging spiritually with their prescriptions in critical ways that shape treatment outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-26
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Spirituality in Mental Health
Volume20
Issue number1
Early online date21 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Hermeneutic phenomenology
  • nonpharmacological factors
  • psychiatric medication
  • recovery
  • side effects
  • spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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The Unforeseen Relationship Between Spirituality and Psychiatric Medication : A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. / Vanderpot, Lynne E.; Swinton, John; Bedford, Helen.

In: Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2018, p. 14-26.

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