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A. Vahabzadeh, R. Bragin

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Vahabzadeh, A., Bragin, R. (2001). Community based mental health. In: Actual problems of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Narcology. International Scientific Conference, 22–24 October 2001, Kyiv. Abstracts. Archives of Psychiatry (Kyiv), 4, 249.

Several protocols have been either suggested or used to promote the Mental Health in different countries and cultures. However, there were either economic or practical difficulties in implications with some of these protocols. This means that there is room for more suggestions. However, the successful suggestion should carefully and scientifically consider the need of the populations first; and then utilize the precise results of the scientific research. As a neuroscientist and psychiatrist we are delaying with brain and behavior. This means that for our discipline, providing the basic needs of each individual brain may consider as a Mental Health. However, it is difficult to suggest an individual base protocol for whole population. Especially when their populations are effected by different cultures. One possible way to solve the problem is the Religion. Although each population has their own religion, most of them have a common point. This means that we may use Religion for introducing a novel protocol for Mental Health.

Our research and clinical observation shows that Monotheistic Religion share the common view of: 1) Life after dead (Resurrection) and justice, 2) Tolerance (Patience), 3) Community which may help to protect from isolation as well as provide need, 4) Intrigant and Pray. This common view considered in our Religion and clinical trials. The result suggests that these points prevent anxiety, protect from depression. Also can be useful in therapy, and may help to the rehabilitation of both psychoses and neuroses. In particular in the situation of socio-economic crises.

Ukrainian Psychiatry News, 2002
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