Course: Breaking Through Depression
by Donald P. Hall
A Biblical and Medical Approach to Emotional Wholeness
This book uses models of body, mind, and spirit to describe the problem of depression and what can be done to overcome it. The 'brain' models are constructed of cellular structures and chemical networks. The 'mind' models are built on a foundation of three basic emotional needs. However, models of the body and mind are not enough for those with spiritual awareness. For them, a holistic model must include the role of the 'spirit' in illness and healing. The spirit models in this book are based on problems that can develop in our relationship with God and on steps that may spark revival. This book provides a vision of life on the other side of depression.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Donald P. HallDonald P. Hall, MD, is a counseling psychiatrist and the practice manager of Riverside Counseling Center in Leesburg, Virginia. He enjoys exploring connections between psychiatry and spirituality and integrating these insights into care for his patients.
A graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Hall has worked with medication-development researchers at Georgetown and the National Institutes of Health. He was awarded the American Psychiatric Association's Resident Research Award for work on depression conducted at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
After medical school, Dr. Hall entered the army, attaining the rank of Major. He served as psychiatrist for the 82nd Airborne Divisions and was later appointed Chief of Outpatient Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, he published two psychiatric handbooks and authored over 20 medical-journal articles. These included reports in the American Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of the American Medical Association.