Yes, lets go back to the middle ages!
And since many mental illnesses are caused by a chemical imbalance, and have been considered diseases like other physical diseases....why don’t we just forget doctors and medicine for , oh, say, pneumonia, high blood pressure, diabetes...............
and oh, lets not let the worthless docs get near an inflamed appendix and operate...Let it just explode. Must be a demon exploding.
>> “.why dont we just forget doctors and medicine for , oh, say, pneumonia, high blood pressure, diabetes..” <<
WE definitely should, because they have no healing to offer, but just life long dependance on the adversary’s answer to disease.
Would it be mere coincidence that those who suffer from deep depression live in a realm of great darkness and oppression? Perhaps writing off the spiritual aspect has only served to increase and feed the problem. Could there be a chemical balance? Certainly! The problem can very well be spiritual and in most cases of mental illness, I believe the problem is spiritual. We have bought the lie, and as a result many of America’s children become addicts early on because a pill has become the answer for every twirp. Mental illness has increased dramatically in America over the past few years and the root cause in not due to physical abnormality, but a spiritual decline into DARKNESS. And the more the world laughs, scorns, mocks, and ridicules the truth of God’s word, the deeper she sinks into the darkness He turns them over too.
And since many mental illnesses are caused by a chemical imbalance, and have been considered diseases like other physical diseases....
That's what people say. Mental illness is not like any other class of disease. It affects behavior and human social interaction.
And, it affects the family.
However --- let me go all schoolmarm on you (on one little point) --- I see you used the words "middle ages," to allude to a time before scientific, or at least empirical, medicine. That's not quite right. The Middle Ages in Europe saw the spread the healing arts especially in monastic settings, with much emphasis on bodily cleanliness, the use of soap, pure water, moderate diet and herbal remedies, and (on the physical side), and examination of conscience, repentance for sin, and forgiveness of all who have injured one, invoking God's mercy on both friends and enemies (on the spiritual side.)
The monasteries --particularly the Benedictines--- also preserved and translated books from classical antiquity, with many medical texts both on ancient Greek and Islamic medicine translated from Arabic during the 13th century.
It's a personal bug of mine when people use words like "middle ages" or "medieval" to suggest ignorance.
OK, carry on! :o)