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Category Archives: Depression

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?

At the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors blog site, Dr. Heath Lambert interviews Dr. Bob Somerville about his new book, “If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?” Dr. Lambert calls this new book “the best book on depression that I’ve read.” Continue reading

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Depression and Exercise

It is reported that exercising three times a week reduces the risk of depression in adults by 16%. And, the benefit increases 6% for each added day one exercises! That means that my risk of depression has been cut by 34% just because I run 6 days a week! Continue reading

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Chemical Imbalances and Depression

There is interesting news in the field of medical research for depression. I am always grateful when medical researchers take another look at a significant problem in life when the current answers don’t seem to work well. This is so true of depression. People do struggle with real sadness today and the answers that medicine offers are just not working as well as hoped. Continue reading

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Antidepressants and Self Harm Risk in Children and Young Adults

A recent article published in JAMA Internal medicine is a reminder that current antidepressant drugs are not free of side effects or risks. Continue reading

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Good Mood Bad Mood on Family Life Today

This past January, I had the privilege of flying to Little Rock Arkansas and spending a day with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talking about my book Good Mood Bad Mood on their Family Life Today program. We had a lively discussion concerning the diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder and questions concerning medical treatment and counseling care. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling

I’ve been interacting with my friend, David Murray, on issues related to Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling. My series of blog posts began when Dr. Murray posted on his site, I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds. Continue reading

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Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling

Earlier in our BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling and Depression, we posted Dr. Bob Kellemen’s article, “I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds”—What Is a Compassionate, Comprehensive Response? That article by Dr. Kellemen was part of a multi-part blog series he ran at his RPM Ministries blog site Changing Lives. Dr. Kellemen has collated his entire series into a free PDF download and is making it available to our BCC readership. Continue reading

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Depression and Anxiety: Sisters for Life or Death

You’re reading the fifth in a five-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is Title By Tim Lane. Continue reading

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The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God

You’re reading the fourth in a five-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God by Paul Tautges. Continue reading

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“I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds”—What Is a Compassionate, Comprehensive Response?

God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is “I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds?”—What Is a Compassionate, Comprehensive Response? By Bob Kellemen. Continue reading

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