Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: mental health diagnoses

  • Sunbathing the mind: faith healing in India

    Karen De Looze Belgium   Ervadi Dargah Karen De Looze Understanding mental health care in an Indian context involves a long and adventurous exploration of faith healing. In India, people who suffer from mental illness frequently employ faith healing as an alternative to psychiatric treatment (Raguram et al. 2002). Faith healing often takes place in…