I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis: What Does the Bible Say? (Ask the Christian Counselor)

New Growth



Edward T. Welch helps readers explore how God’s Word speaks to finding wisdom, rest, and hope in Jesus following a psychiatric diagnosis.

What do you do when you recognize yourself or someone you love in descriptions like “OCD,” “bipolar disorder,” “PTSD,” or “narcissism”? A psychiatric diagnosis can be a heavy burden—for you or someone you love. The DSM can give you a detailed description, but what next? These struggles can be life-dominating. But we know this: God is not silent when his people struggle. What does God say?

I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis guides readers in listening to God, who has compassion for those who are struggling in these painful ways. Listening to God through the Bible reshapes psychological descriptions and functions as a corrective lens that opens our eyes.

Practical, accessible, and concise guidance on moving forward after a psychiatric diagnosis, written by an experienced counselor and best-selling author.
Part of the Ask the Christian Counselor series, walking readers through their deepest and most profound questions.
Gives readers the tools to understand the struggles that come with a psychiatric diagnosis and how the gospel brings hope and healing to the problem they are facing.
Compact format goes deeper than New Growth Press’s popular minibooks without overwhelming the reader.

About the Author
Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Ed has been counseling for over forty years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His biblical counseling books include Shame Interrupted, When People Are Big and God Is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest, A Small Book about a Big Problem, A Small Book for the Anxious Heart, A Small Book about Why We Hide, and I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis.