What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know about Depression

What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know about Depression

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Overview

What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know about Depression by R. Lanny Hunter, Victor L. Hunter

Dr. Lanny Hunter and Rev. Victor L. Hunter write from the perspectives of their two disciplines (medicine and theology) to offer hope and guidance for the fight against depression. These brothers and coauthors draw on their own experiences of suffering from and surviving depression, their extensive research, personal reflection, and years of clinical and pastoral practice to offer a resource that fully integrates the medical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological understandings of depression. Treating depression is not a choice between medication, psychotherapy, counseling, or faithful prayer. Recovering from this devastating disease is a collaborative process between patient, physician, psychologist, spiritual director, family, and friends. A person suffering from depression must have courage, must have patience, and must have help. What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know about Depression will help you find the help you need, not just to treat depression, but to treat the person with depression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827242487
Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

R. Lanny Hunter has practiced medicine in Flagstaff, Arizona, for thirty-eight years. He served as a medical officer with the 5th Special Forces in Vietnam. He and his brother, Rev. Victor L. Hunter, are the coauthors of What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know about Depression from Chalice Press.
Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter is Minister of Theology, Preaching and Pastoral Care at Evergreen Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Evergreen, Colorado where he has served for the past 23 years. He is Retreat Director at A Mountain Retreat in Pine, Colorado, a retreat center for the renewal of pastors and churches. He has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Phillips Theological Seminary, teaching in the fields of Pastoral Theology and Ecclesiology.

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