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Depression and Muslims in Britain

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide, affecting approximately 280 million people globally (WHO 2021). Research suggests that Muslims are more likely to experience depression, and over …

The DSM and Muslim mental health

In this article, Saadia Tayyaba appraises the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to diagnose mental health problems among Muslims living in minority contexts. Saadia …

Classifying Mental Health Problems

This video is presented by Dr Athanasios Hassoulas, Director of the MSc in Psychiatry programme and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. In the …

Introduction to Week 3

Welcome to Week 3. This week you will take a closer look at five common mental health problems, to consider how they are understood from an Islamic perspective, how Muslims …

Islamic beliefs and mental health

In this video, Dr Rothman focuses on Islamic beliefs and their impact on the mental health of Muslims. He describes being a “good Muslim” as a journey or process, rather …

Week 1 reflection and looking forward to Week 2

In Week 1, you have been introduced to some of the important concepts and contextual information required to Understand Islam, Muslims, and Muslim mental health. Dr Yusuf has explained the …

Islamic practices and mental health

In this video, Dr Rothman describes three Islamic practices: salah (five daily prayers); dua (asking for God’s assistance) and dhikr (remembrance of God) and discusses the ways in which they …

Addressing the impacts of Islamophobia

In this step, Dr Hankir answers the question: ‘What can health and social care practitioners do to address the impact of Islamophobia?’ Dr Hankir makes some practical recommendations, beginning with …

Course summary

Congratulations on completing Understanding Muslim Mental Health, we hope that you have enjoyed your learning journey. In this final article, we summarise the main important learning points from the course. …

What is Islamophobia?

In this step, Dr Michael Munnik defines Islamophobia. Dr Munnik is a Senior Lecturer at The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, Cardiff University. You have already …

Islamophobia in society

In this video, Dr Munnik highlights the pervasiveness of Islamophobia in British society. Focusing on media narratives around Muslims in Britain, he considers some of the impacts that negative representations …

Diverse mental health beliefs among Muslims

In this step, Dr Yusuf makes direct connections between factors of diversity among Muslims and their mental health experiences. Throughout this video, Dr Yusuf demonstrates how an understanding of the …