Good Mood Bad Mood – Separating theory from fact

Posted on February 19, 2013 · Posted in Culture

Charles Hodges cuts through the medical fog with clear, understandable writing. Good Mood Bad Mood is a compassionate, caring resource that you can trust to shed the light of Scripture on the topic of mood disorders. Here is an exa

 

“There are many significant problems with the chemical imbalance theory, and they are key to understanding the way diagnoses of mood disorders have increased and evolved in recent years. The first problem is that the chemical imbalance theory of depression is just that—a theory. While the lay literature and the public statements of drug manufacturers seem to indicate that this theory is scientific fact, there has never been a peer-reviewed, published journal article that proves that a serotonin deficiency is the cause of any mental disorder. Further, even today we do not know what the correct balance of serotonin, dopamine, or norepinephrine should be in the human brain.”

Good Mood, Bad Mood

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.