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Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry

Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions

  • The first book on clinical mental healthcare at the interface of anti-Semitism

  • Includes global perspectives from a diverse demographic of psychiatrists

  • Written by experts in psychiatry, stigma, and hate

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Psychiatric Implications of Anti-semitism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. Anti-Semitism from a Hindu Psychiatric Perspective

      • Shridhar Sharma, Rama Rao Goginene, H. Steven Moffic
      Pages 145-152
    3. Anti-Semitism: The Jungian Dilemma

      • Aryeh Maidenbaum
      Pages 153-161
    4. Anti-Semitism: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

      • Andrew (Nachum) Klafter
      Pages 163-181
  3. Specific Clinical Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Jewish Stereotypes in Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment

      • 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.


  • Stigma and the Jewish community
  • Anti-Semitic hate crimes
  • Psychiatric Implications of Anti-Semitism
  • Jewish stereotypes
  • Jewish patients


“While there have been hundreds of psychoanalytic writings on anti-Semitism, this volume takes a broad cross-cultural and multicontextual view point. … the papers are accessible, generally free from particular models of clinical thought … . What a joy! It could indeed be used as a text book for a course on understanding and negotiating differences for candidates in many disciplines, including psychoanalysis, and I would highly recommend that usage and its utility for seasoned clinicians.” (Howard H. Covitz and Elkins Park, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 82, 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Private Practice and Retired Tenured Professor of Psychiatry Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

    H. Steven Moffic

  • Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

    John R. Peteet

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

    Ahmed Hankir

  • Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    Mary V. Seeman

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry

  • Book Subtitle: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions

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

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-37744-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-37745-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 374

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, General Practice and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Health Administration

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-37745-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)