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Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry

Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions

  • H. Steven Moffic
  • John R. Peteet
  • Ahmed Hankir
  • Mary V. Seeman

Table of contents

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

  3. Psychiatric Implications of Anti-semitism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Shridhar Sharma, Rama Rao Goginene, H. Steven Moffic
      Pages 145-152
    3. Aryeh Maidenbaum
      Pages 153-161
    4. Andrew (Nachum) Klafter
      Pages 163-181
  4. Specific Clinical Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Kate Miriam Loewenthal, Barry Marcus
      Pages 185-192

About this book


This book is a high-quality, innovative resource that examines the cross-cultural, psychiatric interaction between anti-Seminitism and clinical mental health, thereby filling the gap in the psychiatry literature on this particular stigma. Written by experts in this area with a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, the text focuses on what psychiatrists need to know to combat the negative mental health impact that increasingly rise out of this particular phenomenon. This approach has never been taken in a clinical text. The book begins by introducing the history of the problem before examining the intra- and interpersonal, psycho-, and social aspects of anti-Semitism in psychiatry.  Chapters cover the key indicators for recognition, treatment of patients who struggle with the stigma, shock, and trauma created by hate toward this community, as well as tactics for prevention and intervention.

Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry is the only non-political, clinical resource on this particular stigma and its negative impact on mental health for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, pediatricians, geriatricians, hospital administrators, public health officials, counselors, social workers, and all others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Steven Moffic
    • 1
  • John R. Peteet
    • 2
  • Ahmed Hankir
    • 3
  • Mary V. Seeman
    • 4
  1. 1.Private Practice and Retired Tenured Professor of Psychiatry Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

About the editors

H. Steven Moffic, M.D.
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Retired Tenured Professor of Psychiatry

John Peteet, M.D.
Harvard School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Ahmed Hankir, M.D.
Senior Research Fellow with the Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in Association with Cambridge University

Mary V. Seeman, M.D.
Professor Emerita
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto

After receiving his M.D. degree at Columbia and completing a medical internship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. John Peteet trained in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He is now a staff psychiatrist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Peteet’s major areas of interest are psychosocial oncology, addiction, and the clinical interface between spirituality/religion and psychiatry. His current research focuses on spirituality and healing in medicine, and the issues that arise for individuals engaged in both psychotherapy and spiritual directions.

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