Firstly I need to say this. The whole chemical imbalance idea is just that, an idea. It's not based on proven science. Fact is doctors don't know exactly what causes mental illnesses, like depression. They know about serotonin, dopamine, chemicals in the brain that do affect mood. However, mental illnesses are not just an abnormality resulting from imbalances or deficiencies of those known biological chemicals. It's more than that. I know, because I've researched this. I'm not saying that means the medicines being prescribed due to mental illnesses aren't legit. I can't say that because I just don't know. But if person feels they need to take them, and feel they are helping them, then it's up to them.
Anyway, I believe certain mental disorders are a result of original sin, and the enemy's influence. I also believe God let's some of His people be born with certain mental disorders, (such as retardation) for reasons known only to Him, though one reason could be to help teach us about acceptance, compassion, love.
As far as depression. I believe not just original sin, and the foothold the devil got from it, which enables him to now freely attack us, but also our own personal sins we commit, help give him the enemy a door way that he also uses. Such as living a life of promiscuity, and the negative mental effects it can have, especially if one eventually realizes how wrong it is, and stops it, but is left with the memories. Also, sins committed against us. Like the various forms of abuse.
JadoreAdonai, Rapture Ready 72 Comments
[10/23/2008 7:12:00 AM]
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