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Doc Gooden Church and Medication Helped Me Beat 'Massive Depression'

8/24/2016 8:18 AM PDT

Doc Gooden Says Church and Medication Helped Him Beat 'Massive Depression'

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Doc Gooden says he fell into a "massive depression" after his mother died back in July -- but says he's now feeling great thanks to church and the right medication.  

The ex-Mets pitcher sat down with Brandon Steiner in the wake of Darryl Strawberry's allegations that he's a "complete junkie addict" whose life is in danger.

"[I'm] feeling great," Gooden said ... "And I think the things that happened in the last couple days is a test to really see where I was at."

Gooden says he went through a tough time in the wake of his mother's passing -- but says, "I seek help for that, dealing with depression with that, got some great medication, things started going up." 

"I'm fine. I'm healthy. I haven't done anything wrong. I haven't broken the law or anything like that."

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