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Monday, September 24, 2007

Anti-depressants and Spiritual Conviction

I found an insightful story from a woman who spent years on anti-depressants, with the encouragement of her local church family, then she realized she did not grieve her own sin and something was seriously wrong. She had no conviction and she started to see a link between her apathetic state of mind (heart) and the effects of the anti-depressants. Read the whole story here: Anti-depressants and Spiritual Conviction.

4 comments:

Brandy Dopkins said...

Pat, I found this fascinating. Thank you. This is such a touchy subject. Well meaning, unthinking “friends’ can do such damage when discussing depression and anti-depressant medication. I would not even begin to broach it with anyone without lots of prayer and even then not unless I had established credibility with my friend by years of truth.

But, for me it helps shed light on some unspoken questions I have had for years.

Kim N. said...

I too agree with the article. Praise the Lord I only spent 2 years in the fog of anti-depressant drugs. The biggest eye opener was how sick I was trying to get off the drug. It made me realize how powerful it really was. As someone who self prescribed drugs to get through Jr. & Sr. high, I should have known better. I guess I figured it was different because now I was taking legal drugs. Some day I hope to blog more on the subject.

JeanetteYork said...

i am currently on medication, due to a chemical imbalance in my brain that causes the seritonin to not respond correctly. i read the article, and found it interesting. i am not numbed and can still cry (even over cheesy songs!). i can and DO grieve and cry over my sin. i LOVE accountability, and go to a strong Bible believing church. sometimes, medication is necessary to help deal with the swings of emotions that are drastic. i do believe that God heals, and am trusting Him to complete the good work He began in me.

sorry for such a long comment! i just had to share the other side of the story. some of the medications can help w/o numbing you out. i have written about it at my blog. just look for the label depression if you are interested...
http://firmfoundation1997.blogspot.com

Pat Stream said...

Thanks for the visit Jeanette - I welcome all types of comments.