Book Review of Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications by Mike Emlet

Nate Brooks

Nate Brooks

Most biblical counselors come from a background of theological training. This is good, as theology and biblical application are the foundation of wise biblical counsel. But that relative uniformity of training makes those who are experts in other fields who also share a biblical vision for counseling doubly valuable. Mike Emlet’s new book, Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications exhibits the kind of wisdom that enhances our knowledge of medical matters and raises the quality of our care for others. Continue reading

Why I Wrote Descriptions and Prescriptions

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

What do you think when someone you know is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Or has started to take a psychoactive medication? Do you say to yourself, “Finally, he is getting the help he really needs!” Or do you feel skeptical about either the diagnosis or the solution (or both), and wonder if what the person really needs is simply to trust in Jesus more? It doesn’t take too many conversations in the church to realize that there are widely divergent views regarding the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. Continue reading

Germs and Worry: New Research!

Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges

As a physician in biblical counseling, I am sometimes asked about scientific articles that deal with counseling subjects. Usually the reason I am asked is that the article seems to contradict something the Bible says about the counseling problem. This week the subject was anxiety. The question usually is, if science discovers a cause for anxiety that is medical, how can it be a sin to worry? Continue reading

Goldilocks, Psychiatric Diagnoses, and Psychoactive Medications

What do you think when someone you know is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Or has started to take a psychoactive medication? Do you say to yourself, “Finally, he is getting the help he really needs!” Or do you feel skeptical about either the diagnosis or the solution (or both), and wonder if what the […]

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Goldilocks, Psychiatric Diagnoses, and Psychoactive Medications

What do you think when someone you know is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Or has started to take a psychoactive medication? Do you say to yourself, “Finally, he is getting the help he really needs!” Or do you feel skeptical about either the diagnosis or the solution (or both), and wonder if what the […]

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