Dec 28, 2010

Mental Ilness or Jinn? Watching a Faith Healer at Work , #fb

A Doctor in Iraq, Watching a Faith Healer at Work
By AMIR A. AFKHAMI, M.D.

Published: December 27, 2010

"Moreover, blaming the jinn allowed the family to see the young woman’s misbehavior as aberrant and shifted responsibility from her to a supernatural being. My Iraqi colleague agreed that despite his own strongly secular perspective, he still believed that honest faith healers fulfilled an important role in a war-ravaged country with a severe shortage of mental health professionals. "
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/health/28cases.html?_r=1






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