Depression – Mental Health/Bible 3
Depression is the most common mental health issue in the world. It can seriously affect a Christian’s efforts to live a godly life. What causes depression? And how can a person get past it?
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Today we’re continuing work on our series called, Mental Health and the Bible. This is the third in the series. It’s about depression, the most common mental health issue of all. Now, a reminder: in this series, we’re attempting to cover the most common aspects of whatever issue we’re working on, rather than spend our time out on the extremes, because we’re going to encounter issues there that most people will never experience.
What is depression? Well, they call it a mood disorder. And mood can be normal, elevated or depressed. So there are different kinds of depressed moods. One is called dysthymia. That’s just low grade, unremitting, always there. Diagnosis for it is: Depressed mood for at least two years. With kids, that would be irritability. Remission of symptoms for less than a two-month period is permitted in the diagnosis. But, if it comes back before two months are over, then it’s still considered to be part of the issue. Poor appetite or overeating can accompany it. Insomnia or hypersomnia. Low energy or fatigue. Low self-esteem. Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions.