Though the general answer to this question isyes, it is not a blanket answer. Though Christians can take antidepressants, that does not mean that every Christian experiencing symptoms of depression should take antidepressants. For some depression can be an every once in a while thing, but for others it鈥檚 chronic.
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Does the Bible say not to take antidepressants?
Not everyone who struggles with depression has an undiagnosed emotional or spiritual issue, and there are no biblical grounds for a claim that antidepressants should never be taken. But it鈥檚 also an issue worth putting through the filter of your faith.
Is it a sin for a Christian to take medication?
If this is the case, medication is often prescribed to help counter the imbalance, which in turn treats the symptoms of the psychological ailment. Is this a sin? No. God has allowed man to grow in his knowledge of medicine, which God often uses in the healing process. Does God need man-made medicine in order to heal? Of course not!
What does the Bible say about depressive depression?
Depression isn鈥檛 easy to describe, and it can be an even tougher subject to talk about, especially among Christians. We have Jesus. We should always be happy, right? But the Bible never says that. In a Revive Our Hearts broadcast on the subject of antidepressants, author Elyse Fitzpatrick put it this way:
Why do doctors prescribe antidepressants?
Antidepressants are often prescribed when there is a physical issue such as chronic headaches, pain, or sleeplessness that doctors cannot pinpoint the source of. If you are struggling physically and your doctors can鈥檛 track the source, it鈥檚 possible that there is an underlying spiritual or emotional root.