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Myth of reincarnation: a challenge for mental health profession
  1. A A Muhammad Gadit
  1. Dr A A Muhammad Gadit, Discipline of Psychiatry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 300-Prince Philip Drive, St John’s, NL A1B 3V6, Canada; amin.muhammad{at}


Mental health practitioners often come across a number of challenges in their clinical practice. One such challenge that posed a management dilemma presented with the history of reincarnation. This subject has been discussed in non-scientific literature at length but there is an absolute paucity in scientific literature. This paper describes a case where a boy presented with memories of previous life that started haunting him and caused significant anxiety. The subject of reincarnation needs extensive research in order to understand and manage the resultant clinical challenges.

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