Category Archives: Psychology/Psychiatry

Chemical imbalance? Points to Ponder Regarding Psychotropic Drugs, Part 2

The use of psychotropic drugs is so common these days that it is accepted as normal, unquestioned as a valid approach to all kinds of emotional upsets, thought obsessions, and behavioral problems. We ought not so easily accept that a need … Continue reading

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Chemical imbalance? Considerations Regarding Psychotropic Drugs

Women on psychotropic drugs can be insistent that they have a chemical imbalance. For example, the depressed woman insists that a serotonin imbalance is causing her depression. Having a physiological basis may be very important to her because it validates … Continue reading

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Good Mood, Bad Mood

According to Dr. Charles Hodges, a physician and biblical counselor, “depression and bipolar disorder are two of the most common diagnoses made in medicine today.” How did it come to be so common? In his book Good Mood, Bad Mood, Dr. … Continue reading

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Is Happiness a Necessity for Loving Others?

What someone said to me: “Until I am happy with myself I cannot help others.” Many hold this belief. I used to, also. Other versions include: I have to love myself before I can love others. My problem is low self-worth. … Continue reading

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Bizarre Speech (of the Sluggard)

(This is a second post on Proverbs 22:13,  focusing on a different application.)   The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!” Get real! There is a lion in the town square and … Continue reading

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Interview on Psychotropic Drugs Continued

In the last post, I shared an interview with Dr. Kurt Grady, centering primarily on the most popular psychotropic drugs. This post continues that interview, addressing the idea of chemical imbalance as a cause of depression. Before we move to … Continue reading

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