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Is the Holy Spirit more effective at restoring people's mental health than secular therapeutic approaches and treatments?

Mental health is an essential component of a person's well-being and, as everything else in life, it is subject to a plethora of potential maladies, some of which are quite difficult to cure even for ...
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What is an overview of how Christians discern genuine cases of demonic influence from mundane mental health problems?

This question is a nuanced version of my recently asked question How do Christians discern genuine spiritual experiences from hallucinations?, this time aiming to address the 'dark side'. A very ...
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How do Christians discern genuine spiritual experiences from hallucinations?

When believers appeal to their private spiritual experiences to argue for their faith, skeptics typically respond by dismissing their stories entirely, conjecturing that these are more likely cases of ...
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Has ever a lunatic locked up in a insane asylum/psych ward converted to Christianity after having their soundness of mind miraculously restored?

Are there any published testimonies of individuals that were sent to lunatic asylums or psychiatric wards as "lost causes" due to severe mental illness, that eventually converted to ...
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Did any Church Fathers write anything about mental illnesses?

Did any of the Church Fathers write about what today with modern medicine we know to be mental illnesses?
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How did Eastern Orthodoxy view mental illness before modern times?

In Eastern-Orthodoxy, in the medieval times like the Byzantine Empire, Russian Empire. etc. How did the Church and the priest saw people who today we know suffer from mental illness like bipolar, ...
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Can a mentally ill person who takes medication regularly be a Catholic priest?

If a person is mentally ill but his mental illness is controlled by medication and he feels God is and was calling him earnestly for the last forty years of his life to become a priest, can he become ...
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Does the Mormon Church endorse the children of narcissistic parents breaking off contact with them (not necessarily permanently/forever)?

Same question as here but Mormon instead of Catholic. Edit: Okay fine I'll try to make this self-contained. There's this article about narcissists, written from a Christian perspective, ending with ...
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Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls?

Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls? What if someone has two personalities, like the dissociative identity disorder and one has accepted Jesus as their Savior, ...
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On what basis is mental illness considered the result of sin? [closed]

I have heard some Christians say that mental illness is the result of sin. On what grounds, Biblical or otherwise, do they make this claim?
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Does the Catholic Church endorse the children of narcissistic parents breaking off contact with them (not necessarily permanently/forever)?

There's this article about narcissists, written from a Christian perspective, ending with claims about how ACONS can honor their nparents. One is: We honor them by insisting that they get the ...
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What does Christian Science teach about mental illnesses?

I understand that Christian Science believes that a person with a physical disease should not seek out medical treatment, but instead rely on prayer. Wikipedia says that adherents believe …that ...
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I have OCD, is my 'ritual' considered prayer? [closed]

Please bear with me while I explain the background before I get to my questions. I suffer from OCD (I also have a severe anxiety disorder, which may be relevant here). About my OCD: I am compelled ...
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Are there any differences between Protestant and Catholic theology concerning the distinction between demonic possession from mental illness?

Is there a difference between Catholic and Protestant Theology in regards to what constitutes Demonic possession as opposed to mental illness?
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Biblically, is there such a thing as innocent by reason of mental defect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the Bible say about people with mental illness? Have a friend in Christ who is black/white; all are responsible for their actions all the time. "Mental illness" is ...
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What does the Bible say about people with mental illness? [closed]

Some people with mental illness might do lots of things that are unpredictable and considered sin, up to killing themselves, or possibly forget anything about Jesus and salvation. So, what does the ...
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Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession [closed]

Mental illness is a fairly recent idea (in terms of human history). As far as I know, the concept did not exist at all at the time the Bible was written. I have heard some Christians speculate that ...