|1. The Neurobiology of Depression|
Edgar Cayce was decades ahead of modern neurochemical theories of depression.
|2. The Glandular Connection|
Just as modern medical science has discovered, the adrenal, thyroid, and pineal glands are often involved in depression.
Keeping the inside of the body clean is very important to emotional health. Toxins can deaden nerves, leading to depression.
|4. The Problem of Co-morbidity|
Why do physically ill persons so often experience deep depression? Is it simply a natural psychological response to disease? Medical science and the Cayce readings suggest another explanation to secondary depression.
|5. Mind the Destroyer|
It is often said that mind is the builder. However, when the mind is preoccupied with self-condemning thoughts, depression and a host of physical problems can result.
|6. Life's Disappointments and Traumas|
Most people experience deeply disappointing and even traumatic events at various times in their lives. For some individuals, debilitating depression is the result.
|7. Spiritual malaise|
A lack of direction, or loss of spiritual ideals, is a common source of depression.
|8. Bipolar Disorder|
The ups and downs of manic-depressive syndrome were discussed in several readings. Here is Edgar Cayce's view of this emotional roller-coaster.
|9. Transpersonal Aspects of Depression|
Transpersonal psychology focuses on those aspects of the human experience which transcend our normal sense of ego. Edgar Cayce identified transpersonal aspects of depression involving past lives and astrological influences.
|10. Summary and Conclusion|
Here is an overview of Edgar Cayce's approach with some suggestions for application.
|Appendix: Resources||p. 133|