March 23, 2007 1:51am CST
Lesser Christians? gracie1987 Member I've been reading antidepressants, yay or nay? I have been taking several antidepressants for quite a few years. I don't funtion well without them. Ask my pastor, my Christian counselor, my closest Christian friends, and espcecially my husband and children. I can't pray enough, study enough, grow enough, get enough counseling to stop the obsessive worry or downward spiral into depression that happens when I am not on medication and I hit a difficult place in my life. I am told it is because of the long term trauma and stress that I experienced as a child actually changed my brain chemistry so I don't produce enough of certain chemicals anymore. I don't know about that for sure - I just know that I thank God for antidepressants. What makes me sad is that there are still so many in the Christain community who would look at me as a lesser Christian for popping a pill to make my problems go away. Hah! Like these pills change any problems in my life. No, the problems are not going anywhere. I just can handle them better now. I don't tell too many people that I am take meds for depression - especially Christians.