Journal article

Buddhism and psychiatry: Confluence and conflict

G Meadows

Australasian Psychiatry | Published : 2003

Abstract

Objective: To describe the relationship between Buddhism and psychiatry, from a personal perspective. Conclusions: The present paper introduces Buddhist thought for those unfamiliar with it, then describes some of the sites of confluence and conflict between this tradition and those of Western mental health care. It does so from the perspective of a Westerner who has made some exploration of Buddhism, mainly within one of the Tibetan traditions.

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