Assagioli, in his classic paper, "Self-Realization and Psychological Disturbances," noted the association between spiritual practices and
psychological problems. For example, persons may become inflated and grandiose:"Instances of such confusion are not uncommon among people
who become dazzled by contact with truths too great or energies too powerful for their mental capacities to grasp and their personality to assimilate" (p 36). Mental health professionals frequently deal with spiritual problems in therapy, despite a lack of training.
Introduction to Spiritual Emergency
Types of Spiritual Emergency
Diagnostic Criteria
Research on Spiritual Emergency
Spiritual Problems that are not Spiritual Emergencies
Therapeutic Approaches
Medication: Pros and Cons
Self-Help Approaches
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