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The relationship between psychiatry and religion among U.S. physicians.

Authors
  • Curlin, Farr A1
  • Odell, Shaun V
  • Lawrence, Ryan E
  • Chin, Marshall H
  • Lantos, John D
  • Meador, Keith G
  • Koenig, Harold G
  • 1 Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Publication Date
September 2007
Volume
58
Issue
9
Pages
1193–1198
Identifiers
PMID: 17766565
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Psychiatrists are less religious than other physicians, and religious physicians are less willing than nonreligious physicians to refer patients to psychiatrists. These findings suggest that historic tensions between religion and psychiatry continue to shape the care that patients receive for mental health concerns.

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