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“the medicated soul”: I’m at Plough again!

June 25th, 2018

By Matthew Loftus

It’s such an honor to write for Plough Quarterly, one of the best out there. They’re putting out great stuff, and this latest issue on “The Soul of Medicine” is no exception. They have a piece from me about mental health disparities, the insufficiency of formal psychiatric care, the spiritual discipline of taking psychiatric medications, and how the wounded in the church serve one another. I hope you enjoy it!

Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at