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By On November 12th, 2013

How Can We Better Address Serious Mental Illness?

I came across an old post on Christian Counselor Phil Monroe’s blog today that showed just how little has changed in the way the church handles serious mental illness. It is clear the church has made significant steps towards improving the understanding and treatment of more mild mental illness such as the more common forms…

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By On October 7th, 2013

Mental Disorder or Demonic Attack?

Have you come across someone who was screaming for no apparent reason? Maybe they are yelling profanities, talking to themselves, or they are thinking of suicide? Before there was psychology, people assumed that this behavior was always demonic possession.  Some Christian churches still believe in demonic possession, but today more are being taught about mental…

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By On July 17th, 2013

What It’s Like To Be a Christian With Schizophrenia

The Church has made great advancements in the way we talk about mental illness and education, especially towards conditions like anxiety and depression which affect a significant portion of the population. But, there are still conditions which make many Christians uncomfortable. Widespread misunderstanding and even fear have made schizophrenia one of the most stigmatized mental…

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By On March 8th, 2013

Scientists Find Genetic Links To Major Psychiatric Disorders

New research suggests that five of the major psychiatric disorders all share common genetic risk factors. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston looked at genetic links to autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia, and they found that four genetic variants are associated with all five, specifically mutations in two genes that help…

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