What was the state of medicine and mental health care during the Renaissance Era and the time of Martin Luther? Stephen M. Saunders, PhD, Schneider Endowed Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Marquette University, and author of Martin Luther on Mental Health: Practical Advice for Christians Today available from Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy, Sarah, and guest co-host Deaconess Tiffany Manor to talk about how he first learned about Martin Luther’s experience with mental health problems, the understanding of medicine and mental health care during the Renaissance Era and the time of Luther, how mental illnesses typically were treated by physicians or other caregivers in this era, and how Martin Luther cared for souls with mental health problems and mental illness.
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Disclaimer: Dr. Saunders is a professional clinical psychologist and is very pleased to offer ideas and suggestions about mental health and mental health problems on these shows. However, one of the most important pieces of advice Dr. Saunders frequently gives is to get professional help when you need it. Nothing said on these shows should be taken as therapy or treatment or as a substitute for personal consultation with a professional.
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