Sunday 19 March 2017

Thomas Aquinas, depression, baths

Philip McShane had told me once about Thomas Aquinas' great practical sense: one of the remedies for depression that he recommends is a good bath - by which he does not exactly mean a shower, I suppose, which did not exist in the 13th century. A good soak: wonderful! Other remedies include chatting with a good friend, taking a walk, having a glass of wine....

http://opusdei.us/en-us/article/5-remedies-against-sadness/

Here's another version of Thomas' remedies for depression, with the reference: Summa Theologiae I-II, qq. 35-37:

http://blog.adw.org/2013/10/five-remedies-for-sorrow-from-st-thomas-aquinas/

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