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The Drug, the Soul, and God

A Catholic Moral Perspective on Antidepressants



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The Drug, the Soul, and God by John-Mark Miravalle
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With "The Drug, the Soul, and God", John-Mark Miravalle examines the stance of the Catholic Church regarding the prescription and consumption of antidepressants. After a careful investigation of Catholic moral theology and philosophy, Miravalle argues that treating depression with medication alone fails to address the underlying causes of depression and does not facilitate the cognitive, interpersonal, and environmental changes necessary for a patient's long-term health. In addition, he suggests that such medication may deprive sufferers of providential opportunities for personal and communal conversion and sanctification. This controversial volume will engage theologians and medical professionals alike.

Author Biography

John-Mark Miravalle teaches at the School of Faith in Lawrence, Kansas.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
University of Scranton Press,U.S.
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