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"PSYCHIATRISTS SHOULD BE FORMALLY TRAINED in religion and spirituality to be better equipped to treat patients who find comfort and healing through religion, says a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. While the majority of mental health patients report their need for worship, psychiatrists have traditionally distanced themselves from religion, two University of British Columbia researchers conclude. ...

"Unlike the United States, there is virtually no religious teachings in residency programs for psychiatrists across Canada, says the study, which surveyed the 16 Canadian hospitals that train psychiatrists. ...

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