A thematic analysis of delusion with religious content in schizophrenia: open, closed, and mixed dynamics

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D347A051A2FE
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
A thematic analysis of delusion with religious content in schizophrenia: open, closed, and mixed dynamics
Périodique
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Auteur(s)
Rieben I., Mohr S., Borras L., Gillièron C., Brandt P.-Y., Perroud N., Huguelet P.
ISSN
0022-3018
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
201
Numéro
8
Pages
665-673
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The aim of the present study was to elicit how patients with delusions with religious contents conceptualized or experienced their spirituality and religiousness. Sixty-two patients with present or past religious delusions went through semistructured interviews, which were analyzed using the three coding steps described in the grounded theory. Three major themes were found in religious delusions: ''spiritual identity,'' ''meaning of illness,'' and ''spiritual figures.'' One higher-order concept was found: ''structure of beliefs.'' We identified dynamics that put these personal beliefs into a constant reconstruction through interaction with the world and others (i.e., open dynamics) and conversely structural dynamics that created a complete rupture with the surrounding world and others (i.e., closed structural dynamics); those dynamics may coexist. These analyses may help to identify psychological functions of delusions with religious content and, therefore, to better conceptualize interventions when dealing with it in psychotherapy.
Mots-clé
Delusions with religious content, spirituality, religiosity, schizophrenia
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03/09/2013 15:52
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20/08/2019 15:53
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