What most people don't understand it's that their saddness is what causes the chemicals in their brain to change.
Not the other way around.
If your theory is correct then that means that God doesn't hold accountable the actions of the severely depressed.
There's a balance. In organic disease, no balance can be attained by the person w/o corrections,that can only be had through professional services. You can't hold sick folks as capable of changing the mechanics and chemistry of their diseased mind.
"If your theory is correct then that means that God doesn't hold accountable the actions of the severely depressed."
That's correct, He does not. He's looks at the response of others to their predicament of organic mental disease.
WRONG. I have a chemical imbalance, which brings about my symptoms of depression. Before this imbalance began, my moods were considered "normal".
But today, if I am happily going along, life is great, and I STOP taking my medications, my mood shifts into depression. It is NOT the other way around.
This is part of my living with manic-depression. This is a life-long illness that is not going to go away. No amount of "positive thinking" or prayer is going to make it go away on its own. It is only when the chemicals in my brain are evened out that the depression goes away.
And it isn't just a simple manner of popping pills. There is much more to my mood regulation than that.
God is God and will judge as He will. I would never say that He does not. Do not put such words in my mouth.
But you are assuming that just because someone is depressed they are in the wrong and deserve the wrath of God. What have I done to deserve this? Nothing. And God did not inflict me with it. It just happened. Similiar to when others just happen to have a heart condition or any other illness.