Islamophobia and Psychiatry

Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment

  • H. Steven Moffic
  • John Peteet
  • Ahmed Zakaria  Hankir
  • Rania Awaad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rania Awaad, Alaa Mohammad, Khalid Elzamzamy, Soraya Fereydooni, Maryam Gamar
      Pages 3-17
    3. Khurram K. Durrani, Ahmed Zakaria Hankir, Frederick R. Carrick
      Pages 33-40
    4. Harold G. Koenig, Saad Saleh Al Shohaib
      Pages 55-65
    5. Sara E. Gorman, Jack M. Gorman
      Pages 67-81
    6. Saad Ghosn, H. Steven Moffic, Ahmed Zakaria Hankir
      Pages 83-93
    7. Shridhar Sharma, Sidra Ghafoor, Rama Rao Gogineni
      Pages 95-100
    8. R. Cecilia Jefferson
      Pages 101-109
    9. Osman M. Ali, Carol S. North
      Pages 111-121
  3. Psychiatric Implications of Islamophobia

  4. Specific Clinical Challenges

  5. Social Psychiatric Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Fauzia Mahr, Tania Nadeem
      Pages 295-305
    3. Madiha Tahseen, Sawssan R. Ahmed, Sameera Ahmed
      Pages 307-319
    4. Sana Younus, Ayesha I. Mian
      Pages 321-334
    5. Omar Reda, Sara Maklad, Rania Awaad
      Pages 335-345
    6. Ahmed Zakaria Hankir, Frederick R. Carrick, Jamie Hacker Hughes, Rashid Zaman
      Pages 347-360
    7. Andrew J. McLean
      Pages 361-373
    8. Ahmed Zakaria Hankir, Steven Hassan
      Pages 391-406
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 407-420

About this book


The book begins by covering the general and clinical challenges that are unique to Muslims, drawing from an internationally, ethnically, and intergenerationally diverse pool of experts.  The text covers not only how psychiatrists and other clinicians can intervene successfully with patients, but how we as clinicians can have a role in addressing other societally connected mental health challenges arising from Islamophobia. The text addresses three related but distinct areas of interest: Islamophobia as a destructive force, Islam as a religion that is threatened by stigma and misinformation, and the novel intersection of these forces with the field of psychiatry.


Islamophobia and Psychiatry is a vital resource for all clinicians and clinicians in training who may encounter patients struggling with these issues, including adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, counselors, social workers, and others.


Community resilience Radicalization prevention Extremist idealization Psychosocial aspects of terrorism Cultural literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Steven Moffic
    • 1
  • John Peteet
    • 2
  • Ahmed Zakaria  Hankir
    • 3
  • Rania Awaad
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical College of Wisconsin (Retired Tenured Professor)MilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in Association with Cambridge UniversityCambridgeUK
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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