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CDC1-15. Depression


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What is depression and how are we to understand it? Many secular psychologists see mankind as merely physical and therefore tend to see depression as a physical problem with a chemical solution. Christians recognize the dual nature of mankind – body and soul. What are some important things for biblical counselors to keep in mind when handling cases of depression?

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  • Mack, Wayne, Good Mood Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Lloyd-Jones, Martin, Spiritual Depression
  • Mack, Wayne, Down but Not Out
  • Mack, Wayne, Homework Manual for Biblical Living Volume 1
  • Vincent, Milton, The Gospel Primer
  • Welch, Ed, Blame It on the Brain
  • Welch, Ed, Depression: A Stubborn Darkness
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  • Adams, Jay, What Do You Do When You Become Depressed?
  • Black, Jeffrey, Understanding and Intervening
  • Welch, Ed, The Way Up When You are Down
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    • Jim Newheiser, DMin
      (MA, DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is director of the Christian Counseling program and professor of practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and a board member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE).
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