Friday, October 20, 2017
Descriptions and Prescriptions (Review)
This review is for the book "Descriptions and Prescriptions" by Michael R. Emlet. This book is a Biblical perspective on psychiatric diagnoses and medications. Emlet begins the book by talking about how most psychiatric problems get diagnosed, and how many times there are problems with those diagnoses. He talks about how our culture influences psychiatric issues, how many times the abnormal becomes the normal, and about redefining behavior. And he talks about what this means for us in ministry. He also delves into the different classes of psychoactive medications which was really interesting because I didn't know anything about these medications. The author talks about how effective these medications are, and how to be wise when taking them or referring someone to take them. He goes through the spiritual aspect of certain diagnoses as well. All in all a very interesting book by someone who obviously knows what they are talking about.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of this book.