Pills for the Soul?
How Medication Falls Short of Christ's Healing of the Emotions
by Dieter K. Mulitze
Are pills and medication really God’s best for dealing with our emotional state? Should we simply accept the world’s wisdom that our emotions are controlled by chemicals in our brain and body? Should we believe that pills are the best way for treatment? Do anti-depressants reach the root of emotional crisis?
This well balanced book intelligently tackles these complex questions. It challenges the widely accepted practices of modern psychiatry in dealing with issues such as depression, mood swings and bi-polar disorders. These and other conditions that are alarmingly on the increase in our modern day, stress filled society.
In an age where reliance on medication has reached epic proportions, Pills for the Soul? demonstrates with powerful personal testimonies, scientific reasoning and theological argument that there is another way.
The author effectively debunks much of the so-called science that seeks to explain away our emotions and soul. Instead he points us back to the biblical understanding of our spirit, soul and body.
This compelling book does not condemn those who use psychiatric medicine. It sensitively guides those in deep need to the abundant way to freedom in emotional healing, which is through Jesus Christ.
Table of Contents
1 The Church and Psychiatry: A Cozy Alliance
2 Kathryn: Shame, Depression, and Psychiatric Drugs
3 Biochemical Imbalances: Flawed Brains or Flawed Research?
4 The Genetics of Depression, Schizophrenia, Greed, and Spirituality
5 The Neurological Nightmare
6 Jacqueline: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Suicidal Tendencies
7 Relational Imbalances: Towards Healing The Soul
8 Psychiatric Labels: Science or Invention?
9 The Demise of the Soul and the Rise of Mental Health
10 A Theological Critique of Psychiatry
11 Healing Prayer and Psychiatry: A Comparison
Appendix: Some Helpful Web Sites
About The Author