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In general, Judaism is in favor of good health and common sense, so the Jewish response would be "go to a specialist," similar to the way Judaism treats diabetes. That being said, there are a few different sources in the broader Jewish canon that talk about depression and low moods. Most notably, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov wrote a book called Meshivas Nafesh ...


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rabbi akiva tatz says in his book Jewish Teenager's Guide, that depression comes when one is not growing spiritually. when the soul feels life passing by and it is not doing what it is supposed to here, depression comes. that said, one can treat (non-medical) depression by fixing times for torah study/classes, doing acts of kindness, prayer, mitzvot etc. of ...


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Shemiras Shabbas K'hilchasa 32:62 -- one is allowed to inject vaccines where there is a concern that the patient will become dangerously sick. If a doctor feels that this is urgent, then even biblical transgressions such as driving a car or writing a script are allowed, where necessary. In footnote 160, there, Rav Neuwirth cites what he wrote earlier, in ...


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This is a community wiki answer, which means that anyone with 100 reputation points or more can edit without review. Please feel free to add your own sources, keeping the structure I've set up. Also, please leave a comment regarding your addition, so that it's clear who said what :) Gemara Yoma 85a-b (which verse teaches that we violate שבת to save a ...


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The Tzitz Eliezer is at the end of Vol 10 25:26:6. The teshuvah discusses transplants, and he raises the question posed here as a hypothetical. A second teshuvah, in vol 11 #78, is about someone with a hormonal issue impacting their sexual development during gestation who is born looking female, but has one testicle. In both cases he says that gender is ...


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Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ruled that one may violate שבת for the injection of morphine. See שמירת שבת כהלכתה, chapter 32, footnote 150, where Rabbi YY Neuwirth writes that he heard from Rav Shlomo Zalman that since זריקת מורפיום (morphine injection) does not have any healing properties, and it's just for the relief of pain, it should be forbidden; however, ...


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This is the answer I received from Dinonline. They claim that there is no problem squeezing the liquid, and this is not considered "refu'ah" / healing. I am assuming that the reason it is not considered "healing" is that there is no medical condition or sickness for my using this rinse. My doctor recommended it to me as a daily "maintenance" for nasal ...


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The prohibition of items used for refuah (as Shokhet said) are very complicated. Aside from the level of pain (nafal l'mitah), there are other permitting factors, such as whether the item is a typical food item (salt water), and/or whether healthy people might use the item to stay healthy (e.g. vitamins). However, this is not something a normal person ...



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