Depression and bipolar disorder are two of the most common diagnoses made in medicine today. Good Mood, Bad Mood; examines whether we are in an epidemic or if we have simply misdiagnosed common sadness as depression. Current research in the medical community seems to indicate that the criteria we use to diagnose depression has resulted in an increased and incorrect labeling of common sadness as depression. While medical treatment is now the commonly accepted way to deal with pain and sadness, its promise has not been fulfilled. In Good Mood, Bad Mood, Dr. Charles Hodges offers an explanation to help the reader see the importance of sadness and the hope that God gives us in His Word.
About the Author
Charles D. Hodges Jr. M.D. is a family physician who practices medicine in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with degrees in medicine, counseling and religion. He is board certified in Family medicine and Geriatrics and is a licensed marital family therapist. Dr Hodges teaches and counsels at the Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry and teaches on medical subjects in Biblical counseling around the country and abroad. He and his wife Helen have been married 41 years and have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. Golf and running are both things he enjoys
Dr. Hodges, has given the church an important resource in Good Mood, Bad Mood. With the scientific acumen of a physician and the loving concern of a brother in Christ, Dr. Hodges cuts through the morass of solutions for sadness, depression, mania or bi-polar disorders. Written for the lay person but detailed enough for the physician or counselor, this book is for anyone who struggles with troubling moods and for those who help them. --Elyse Fitzpatrick