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Category Archives: Depression

Depression’s Partnership with Death

You’re reading Part Four in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series. Today in Part Four, Ed Welch examines Depression’s Partnership with Death. Continue reading

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Mood, Medicine, and the Value of Emotions

You’re reading Part Two in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series. Today in Part Two, Charles Hodges, MD, interacts with a recent New York Times opinion piece written by Dr. Julie Holland (Medicating Women’s Feelings). Continue reading

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3 Biblical Journey Markers When Working Through Depression

You’re reading Part One in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series. Today in Part One, Paul Tautges shares 3 Biblical Journey Markers When Working Through Depression. Continue reading

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6 Free Biblical Counseling Video Curriculum Resources

Today’s post is from Brad Hambrick’s personal ministry site and is reproduced here with Brad’s permission. Brad has graciously made available to the BCC and to you six biblical counseling video resources. Continue reading

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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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