Jinn-besættelse som forklaring på psykisk sygdom har betydning for behandlingssøgende adfærd

Amna Shah & Jessica Carlsson

Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V03160194.


Jinn possession as an explanation of mental illness influences the treatment-seeking behaviourJinn possession is used as an explanation of mental symptoms among Muslims around the world. Very few studies have examined the use of jinn as a religious explanation model for mental health problems and treatment-seeking behaviour. The majority of studies show a positive association between jinn explanations and preferred treatment by religious healers, but due to methodological limitations, results should be taken with precaution. There is a need for longitudinal studies focusing on improving cultural competence and exploring possible cooperation with healers.

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