Disorder Resources

BCC Book Review by Nate Brooks

Recently, Nate Brooks reviewed Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder. He writes, "If you’re looking for a bite-sized book to walk through with someone distressed by a diagnosis, this book will serve you well."
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Books at a Glance Resource Summary

Written by author Christine Chappell and produced under the editorial direction of Dr. Paul Tautges, this new resource offers stabilizing biblical truths to those who have been recently labeled with a psychiatric disorder.
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Hope + Help for Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Charles Hodges

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Charles Hodges about his book, Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder. During the conversation, Dr. Hodges summarizes the current diagnostic criteria for depression and bipolar disorder, and describes the differences between "normal" and "disordered" sadness. He also explains why recent scientific findings pertaining to brain plasticity offer hope to those labeled with mood disorders and suggests why over-identifying with a psychological diagnosis can stunt spiritual growth. Lastly, Dr. Hodges highlights the importance of setting God-oriented goals with counselees labeled with bipolar disorder, and offers words of encouragement for sufferers feeling hopeless for meaningful life change.
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