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Possession, Jinn and Britain's Backstreet Exorcists

A BBC documentary on exorcism and mental health. Catrin Nye explores why exorcists are treating serious illness and why murder is explained away by possession. Medical staff, psychiatrists and the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand the belief in spiritual possession. New research has highlighted the problem within some British Asian communites of blaming the supernatural for mental health problems, and it comes at a time when four members of the same family are found guilty of murdering a young woman they argued was possessed.

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