Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed

Philosophy & Psychiatry










Madness and the Demand for Recognition: A Philosophical Inquiry into Identity and Mental Health Activism.

Oxford University Press (2019).















Journal Articles


In Defence of Madness: The Problem of Disability.

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 44(2), 150-174, 2019.

Selected among Oxford University Press Best of 2018 philosophy articles














More Things in Heaven and Earth: Spirit Possession, Mental Disorder and Intentionality.

Journal of Medical Humanities, 2018.


The Identity of Psychiatry in the Aftermath of Mad Activism.

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Special issue: The Crisis in Psychiatric Science (submitted).


Debate: The Concept of Culture has Outlived its Usefulness for Psychiatry.

BJPsych Bulletin 42: 72-76 (with N Poole, R Bingham, A Sanati, and CW van Staden), 2018.


A Critical Perspective on Second-Order Empathy in Understanding Psychopathology: Phenomenology & Ethics.

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 36: 97-116, 2015.


From Powerlessness to Control: Psychosis, Spirit Possession and Recovery in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Health, Culture, and Society, 2015.


Can Psychiatry Distinguish Social Deviance from Mental Disorder?

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 21(3): 243-255  (with R Bingham), 2014.


Beyond Dysfunction: Distress and the Distinction Between Deviance and Disorder.

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 21(3): 267-271 (with R Bingham), 2014.


Culture, Salience and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Exploring the Concept of Cultural Congruence and its Application.

Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine 8(5), 2013.


Talking Past Each Other: Conceptual Confusion in ‘Culture’ and ‘Psychopathology’.

South African Journal of Psychiatry 19(1): 12-15, 2013.


Psychiatric Judgements across Cultural Contexts: Relativist, Clinical-Ethnographic, and Universalist-Scientific Perspectives.

Journal of Medicine  and Philosophy 38(2): 128-148, 2013.


The Egyptian Revolution: A Participant’s Account from Tahrir Square.

Anthropology Today 27(2): 22-27, 2011. This article was translated into Spanish:


Revolución en Egipto: Un Relato de su Génesis.

Envio 352(Julio), 2011.


Religious Experience and Psychiatry: Analysis of the Conflict and Proposal for a Way Forward.

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 17(3): 185-204, 2010.


Cross-Cultural Relevance of the Third Revolution in Psychiatry.

Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro-Sciences 3(1): 21-22, 2010.


Conflicting Values and Disparate Epistemologies: The Ethical Necessity of Engagement.

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 17(3): 213-217, 2010.



Book Chapters


Depression and Culture: The Ethics of Primary Prevention of Depression, Focusing on the Dakhla Oasis of Egypt (with R Bingham)

Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention. Eds. K Cratsley and J Radden, Elsevier, 2019.


Islamic Perspectives on Psychiatric Ethics.

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics. Eds. J Sadler, B Fulford, CW van Staden. Oxford University Press, 2015.


Culture and Mental Health (with R du Plessis and CW van Staden).

Psychology: Themes and Variations. Ed. J Hassim. Cengage Publishing, 2015.


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