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Where Science Meets the Steps

The new science of addiction

by David Sack, M.D.

Why Depression Test Is Good News for the Addicted

Researchers have created a blood test that can diagnose depression in adults.

Published on November 28, 2014 by David Sack, M.D. in Where Science Meets the Steps
"It’s a finding that may one day help lift the spirits of millions: Researchers at Northwestern University announced that they have created a simple blood test that appears to diagnose major depressive disorder in adults."

"It does this by identifying nine blood biomarkers associated with the illness. Not only that, the researchers were able to show that these markers changed over an 18-week course of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), giving us our first biological, measurable proof that CBT, a type of psychotherapy that’s popular in depression treatment, alters the biological expression of the disease. The actions of the biomarkers also allowed the researchers to predict who would respond best to the treatment and even to indicate who has a tendency toward depression."

Sourc: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/where-science-meets-the-steps/201411/why-depression-test-is-good-news-the-addicted

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Celebrate Christ Recovery, is based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy which could be called Christian Behavior Therapy, in that, the premise is that feelings and behaviors are caused by a person's thoughts, not on outside stimuli like people, situations and events. People may not be able to control their external circumstances, but they can change how they think about them and therefore change how they feel and behave (Romans 12:2). The way you feel emanates from how you think. Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief. Every action is prompted by an attitude. Pay attention to how you THINK, for everything you do flows from the heart. Proverbs 4:23.


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"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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