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Psychotherapeutic procedure with religious cult devotees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7077308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature dealing with the cult devotee has been primarily descriptive, offering phenomenological reports of psychological characteristics and symptomatology but few reports of specific assessment and psychotherapeutic procedures for management of this unique patient population. The present paper offers a brief review of previous literature and describes specific assessment and interventive procedures which have been successfully applied to an outpatient clinic population of 65 cult devotees. Diagnostic impressions based on psychological testing are reported. Discussion focuses on the contribution of diagnostic and clinical findings to the conceptualization of cultic religiosity as a regressive phenomenon.
M H Spero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  170     ISSN:  0022-3018     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  332-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Mental Disorders / diagnosis
Personality Disorders / psychology
Persuasive Communication
Professional-Family Relations
Professional-Patient Relations
Psychological Tests
Psychotherapy / methods*
Religion and Psychology*
Social Adjustment
Social Behavior*
Social Conformity*
Social Identification*

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