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Islamic Values and Ethics in Prevention and Treatment of Emotional Disorders

By Published Abdul, Razak Ricardo and Basheer Ahmed

Abstract

God says about Quran..It (Quran) is a guide and a healing to those who believe ” (S.41: V. 44). Religion plays a significant role in satisfying our physical as well as spiritual needs: Islam teaches us a code of behavior and gives us a meaning for our existence. Unfortunately, in today’s western society the religious, moral and ethical values have been declining. The families are falling apart, divorce rate is increasing sharply, and substance abuse and excessive sexual indulgence are common in adolescents and young adults. These factors lead to conflicts, resentment, loss of self-respect, loneliness, depression, anxiety and a host of psychological symptoms. Despite progress in the behavioral sciences, there remains the question of whether current technique of treatment and prevention of emotional disturbances are effective in making a significant impact on psychiatric problems. Psychotherapy is in reality a form of education which directs the patient to recognize his behavior, to conform with prevailing standards. It helps in motivating the patient to adopt the alternate ways of behavior. In our opinion, the Islamic principles which are based on Quran and Hadith are the best form of prevention and treatment of emotional disturbances. Muslims physicians and mental health professionals should incorporate the Islamic values and ethics i

Year: 2013
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