Friday, February 1, 2008

Detecting Psychological Disorders

I came across this interesting article on about detecting psychological disorders.

If you read through the four common ways of determining if someone is eccentric or insane, you may notice that a couple of them are completely subjective to the time and culture. I noticed that even someone's psychology is held in reference to what is accepted socially. I guess I found it a little disconcerting. A person's mental health dependent upon what the American Psychological Association says...

I like what the prophet Isaiah says in the Bible: "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3 That does not mean that I don't believe in therapy as a means of psychological treatment, because of course I do. My point, however, is that God's standard of mental health doesn't change. I believe He desires us to be at peace with Him, mentally, spiritually, physically.

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