New Light on Depression: Help, Hope, and Answers for the Depressed and Those Who Love Them

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Zondervan, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 318 pages
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Moving Back toward Wholeness What is depression, really? A psychological disorder? An emotional problem? A case of negative self-talk? A spiritual weakness? Unresolved anger? A medical condition? How can it be successfully treated? Whether you need a lifeline to cling to, knowledge to clear confusion, help determining the next step, or strength to help a loved one, New Light on Depression offers hope and healing. With understanding born of personal and professional experience, the authors---one a psychiatrist and the other a minister---untangle the web of depression, guiding you through * an understanding of depression * myths and misunderstandings * symptoms and diagnoses * causes and treatments * spiritual struggles and gifts of grace Written for those who suffer from depression and those who want to help---family members, pastors, friends---this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to move toward a life of joy once more. It covers the full range of concerns, including the use of antidepressants. With personal applications, questions for reflection, and evaluation guides, New Light on Depression is a medically reliable and biblically sound resource for finding faith and strength in the midst of depression and emerging again whole and healthy.

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User Review  - L. Sanders -

A very well-written book including types and causes of depression, balanced discussions of treatments for depression (including prayers for healing), and info on various Christian counseling methods ... Read full review


Part i
There Is Help
What They Are and How They Work
Other Treatments for Depression
Part 3
The Crucial Role of Family and Friends
Acknowledging Depressions Gifts
Moving toward Joy Again
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David B. Biebel, holds the Doctor of Ministry degree in Personal Wholeness from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, including New Light on Depression; Jonathan, You Left Too Soon, If God Is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad? plus the companion volume How to Help a Heartbroken Friend. He resides in Colorado.

Harold G. Koenig, MD, is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and geriatric medicine. A professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate professor of medicine at Duke University, he is founder and director of the Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health at that institution. Dr. Koenig has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion.

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