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Fallen Into A Deep Depression

I've recently fallen into deep depression. I have prayed, read the Bible, tried counceling, and done everything else I can to get out of this, but it isn't working. Nothing out of the ordinary has happened, so I can't understand this. Any suggestions on what else I can do?

Moderator - See a doctor because it could be a chemical imbalance. Also have you fasted?

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I do not believe in chemical Imbalance. There are NO Christians born-again counselors. This chemical imbalance is trumpted up by unbelievers who do not know God. There is always a reason for depression. Satan being the main source. He hides. He is also off the hook by getting people to believe in man's wisdom instead of God's wisdom. What a shame that is.
---catherine on 4/17/08

Definitely see your family doctor or a psychiatrist. You may need antidepressants.
---Madison on 4/16/08

Depression: chemical thing maybe. Go to an alternative medicine practitioner. Md's will just give you drugs. Two suggestions: Psalms 46:10a --Be still and know I am God, don't play with this, let God get past your thoughts, the clutter. Two: help someone else, every day, not the same person, help someone every day. A visit, a call, a letter, a gift, what ever, get your mind off yourself. Make today the most enjoyable you can. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come. So today is all you have.
---Jay on 8/18/07

Sister KEEP PRAYING! you may need to see a doctor but Our GOD is Faithfull and he can and will heal you. Give all praise and glory to him and thank him for all things even the state that you are in...I will pray for you as well. God Bless you.
---eric on 8/18/07

Sometimes the best medicine for depression, that is, if it's not physical or a chemical imbalance, is to find someone who is in need of help, maybe an older lady who can't get out, and focus on her needs. Life has a way of reflecting back on you. When you bring a smile to someone, that smile is contageous, and you might find yourself smiling.
---kathr4453 on 10/18/06

Melissa - Praise God that you are feeling better. We sure go through some stuff don't we? :)
---Helen_5378 on 10/17/06

It took a while, but God and his mercy bought me into brighter days. Some of the ways deliverance came to me was through lifestyle changes. I stopped eating certain types of food and begin excercising. I flooded myself with the Word of God and stopped hanging around negative people. I stopped reading nonchristian magazines and books as well as looking at scary movies. I also started seeing a chistian counselor and began looking at my past in relationship to the choices and decesions I was making. Joy9988
---Joy9988 on 10/16/06

Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that I went to the doctor Friday morning, and I'm okay, I'm just going through perimenopause. Thank you all for your prayers! I really appriciate it. I'm on some meds and hormome stuff, so hopefully my body will start balancing out soon. Thanks again! It's wonderful to have such great friends!
---Melissa on 1/22/06

Please be encouraged. When depression weighs down on you like a dark, bleak blanket, God is a big God and He has freedom and deliverance for you. Jesus delivered me from depression in 1990. I would be happy to share my testimony with you. Write me at my CNet penpal addy Dory7973. I'm praying for you right now. God bless!
---DoryLory on 1/19/06

You may need antidepressants to get you back on feet for awhile. Wellbutrin is great for this. I don't think drugs maybe the total answer for most. Try a good diet, exercise to get those good chemicals flowing. Counseling if you've had major life changes or bad past from childhood. Even our childhood can effect our present. Try reading 2 books-The Blessing by Gary Smalley 1st then Bad Childhood-Good Life by Dr. Laura Schlesinger. It's amazing how God can show us what we need. I'm praying for you.
---Eddie_Jo on 1/19/06

It could be a chemical or hormonal imbalance or something very simple.
You will be in my prayers, let us know what your Dr. says, we do care. God bless you Melissa.
---NVBarbara on 1/19/06

Moderator, no, I haven't fasted, but I will. Thank you for suggesting that and also to see a doctor. Thank you also eric and Madison for your suggestions and prayers. I will make an appointment to see my doctor. I will let all know when I find out what's going on, thanks again!

Moderator - God bless!
---Melissa on 1/18/06

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