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Books

  • Despondency and depression: similarities, differences, healing

    Despondency and depression: similarities, differences, healing

    Depression (from the Latin word depressio, which means to press, oppress) is the subnormal, depressed mood, accompanied by lethargy, fatigue, dull-pessimistic assessment of the situation. This suffering is known to mankind since time immemorial. Since the time, when the Fall of a man occurred. Yet Hippocrates described the similar mental state, which was referred to as "melancholy." The bouts of depression are repeatedly described in the Scriptures on the pages of the Old Testament. It is suffice to recall, for example, the King Saul, to whom psalms of David brought relief from melancholy. Modern understanding of depression as a disease starts in the middle of the nineteenth century.
  • Sin and suffering. Selected lectures on the basics of Orthodox psychotherapy

    Sin and suffering. Selected lectures on the basics of Orthodox psychotherapy

    2015, 112 c.
    According to the World Health Organization there are between 400 and 500 million people suffering from mental disorders in the world and this number is constantly increasing. The Church of Christ remains and will remain the only true clinic for the human soul. According to aforesaid it is very important to form the Christian attitude towards the origins, the course and the treatment of mental illnesses. The rampant growth of psychic disorders in our time it is the resulted not only from stresses and scientific and technical progress with its information overload, but also, from the departure of people from God, and their sinful life.
  • Neuroses and psychotherapy: orthodox view

    Neuroses and psychotherapy: orthodox view

    2012, 120р.
    Publishing house of Institute of problems of forming of a Christian attitude to mental illness published in the book D. A. Avdeev in English.
  • Orthodox psychotherapy: foundation and practice

    Orthodox psychotherapy: foundation and practice

    2006, 128p.
    The Church regards mental diseases as manifestations of the general sinful distortion of the human nature. Singling out the spiritual, mental and bodily levels in the structure of the personality, the holy fathers drew a distinction between the diseases which developed 'from nature' and the infirmities caused by the diabolic impact or enslaving human passions." This statement of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church is fully confirmed by the results of clinical research.

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