Dr. Raj

Consultant Psychiatrist and Counselor

In Person

Psychiatry and Spirituality – Friends or Foes

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building AT 106/109
  • November 10 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

There is a historical tension between psychiatry and Spirituality. It is not uncommon to take a reductionist approach without appreciating the differences. As a Christian psychiatrist, I wrestled with many of the similar questions. My journey through the academic research and biblical understanding lead to a balanced approach. Deeper understanding of the scripture supports existence of healthy difference and gives wisdom to reconcile. For example ,when we examine through psalms, we understand the experience of anxiety, depression, and the help of CBT