Journal of Religion & Health
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|J. Relig. Health|
|Discipline||Public health, religious studies|
|Edited by||Curtis W. Hart|
The Journal of Religion and Health is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It publishes original articles that deal with mental and physical health in relation to religion and spirituality of all kinds. The journal was established in 1961 by the Blanton-Peale Institute.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed by Academic OneFile, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, ATLA Religion Database, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Current Contents/Arts and Humanities, EMBASE, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, PsycINFO, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Social Sciences Citation Index.
Schizophrenia and possession
In 2014, the journal published a controversial article arguing that schizophrenia could be caused by demonic possession and that "it would be useful for medical professions to work together with faith healers to define better treatment pathways for schizophrenia".