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Category Archives: Medication

Biblical Counseling and Medicine: Trying to Wear Two Hats Fairly

As a family physician, I am often asked about taking medicine for depression and other disorders. Also, as a biblical counselor, I have been involved in counseling people who struggle with depression and worry for the past 25 years. I counsel them every Monday night, and again I am answering the same kinds of questions about medication. More than anything else, I want to do both roles (family physician and biblical counselor) well and fairly. Continue reading

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6 Steps to Wise Decision-Making About Psychotropic Medications

How do Christians make wise decisions about psychotropic medications? Brad Hambrick shares six steps toward answering this important question. Continue reading

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Helping a Counselee Understand Chemical Imbalance

Often counselees are told by their doctors that they have a “chemical imbalance” that only medicine will correct. But is this correct? Continue reading

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Sufficiency of Scripture and Psychotropic Medication

You’re reading the fourth in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Scripture and Counseling. In today’s post, Bob Kellemen explores The Sufficiency of Scripture and Psychotropic Medication. 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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Psychiatry Now Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways: But Can It Change?

Biblical counselors have always stated that our “mission” is a system of care that is truly Scripture-based and that truly respects accurate science-based studies. This post explores the intersection between both. 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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“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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Bridgehaven Counseling: Church, Counseling, and the Gospel at Work

While church-based counseling has often been the centerpiece of the biblical counseling movement, for many years we’ve seen a widening of potential models of care. What happens when Christians in local churches think creatively about how to meet the counseling needs of their community? Continue reading

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