In this post, Dr. Grcevich looks at Scripture passages describing four of the godliest men in the Bible – King David, Elijah, Jeremiah and Paul. He concludes that when so many of the giants of the faith struggled with hopelessness and despair, a lack of faith or trust in God is probably not a primary cause of depression. Click here to read the full entry.
This post examines the decision in the DSM-5 to redefine the diagnostic criteria for Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and the shift among professionals to view what had been defined as attachment disorders as manifestations of trauma. Click here to read the full entry.
Ed Stetzer helped develop studies examining attitudes and beliefs about mental illness in the church. Dr. Grcevich comments here on an article Ed authored questioning the common perception common among many Christians that prayer and Bible study alone can cure genuine mental illness. Click here to read the full entry.
Dr. Grcevich reviews the prevailing theory that executive functioning deficits represent the core neurodevelopmental impairment seen in children and teens with ADHD. He discusses five key executive functions associated with ADHD and shares a from a world-renowned ADHD researcher who explains the theory in detail. Click here to read the full entry.
This post focused on a 60 Minutes report examining the stigma associated with raising a child with mental illness. It references an interview with a parent who contrasted the level of support provided by their church when her daughter was in the hospital for surgery to repair a broken leg to the absence of support when the same daughter was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Click here to read the full entry.
In this post, Dr. Grcevich shares a series of hypotheses to explain why recent research suggests over 20% of U.S. kids meet criteria for at least one mental disorder. Click here to read the full entry.