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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Is Depression a Sin?


Tim Chester responds to the above question...

"Depression can have a number of underlying causes - guilt, disappointment, trauma, bereavement, betrayal and so on. (Depression is sometimes linked to chemical imbalances in the brain, but medical science is unclear which is cause and which is effect. In my experience and the experience of others pastors to whom I’ve talked, chemical imbalances are never the only cause. You have to remember that medical practitioners look at all problems in medical terms because that is what they are trained to deal with - they almost inevitably ignore the spiritual dimension.)"

Read the whole thing here

1 comments:

Blue, with a hint of amber on 26 November 2008 at 12:14 said...

You have to remember that medical practitioners look at all problems in medical terms because that is what they are trained to deal with - they almost inevitably ignore the spiritual dimension.

Dangerous ground in my opinion.

They ignore the "spiritual" causes of cancer too.

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