Let Homeopathy Takes Away Your Depression
|Depressive disorders have been with man since the beginning of recorded
history. In the Bible, King David, as well as Job, suffered from this
affliction. Hippocrates referred to depression as melancholia, which
literally means black bile. Black bile, along with blood, phlegm, and yellow
bile were the four humors (fluids) that accounted for the basic medical
physiology of that time. Depression has been portrayed in literature and the
arts for hundreds of years, but what do we mean today when we refer to a
depressive disorder? In the 19th century, depression was seen as an inherited
weakness of temperament. In the first half of the 20th century, Freud linked
Types of Depression:
Major depression is characterized by a combination of symptoms, including sad mood (see symptom list), that interfere with the ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy once-pleasurable activities. Disabling episodes of depression can occur once, twice, or several times in a lifetime.
Dysthymia is a less severe type of depression. It involves long-term (chronic) symptoms that do not disable, but yet prevent the affected person from functioning at "full steam" or from feeling good. Sometimes, people with dysthymia also experience episodes of major depression. This combination of the two types of depression is referred to as double-depression.
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Another type of depression is bipolar disorder, which was formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression. This condition shows a particular pattern of inheritance. Not nearly as common as the other types of depressive disorders, bipolar disorder involves cycles of depression and mania, or elation. Bipolar disorder is often a chronic, recurring condition. Sometimes, the mood switches are dramatic and rapid, but most often they are gradual.
When in the depressed cycle, the person can experience any or all of the symptoms of a depressive disorder. When in the manic cycle, any or all of the symptoms listed under mania may be experienced. Mania often affects thinking, judgment, and social behavior in ways that cause serious problems and embarrassment. For example, unwise business or financial decisions may be made when an individual is in a manic phase.
Symptoms of Depression:
- Persistent sadness, anger or anxiety.
- Physical or mental restlessness.
- Decrease in enthusiasm, liveliness, and attentiveness.
- Loss of interest in things and activities that were once enjoyed including sex.
- Changes in appetite or weight.
- Insomnia or over sleeping.
- Feeling very exhausted and lethargic all the time.
- Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, poor self esteem.
- Loss of touch with reality.
- Physical symptoms like headache, bodily pains, indigestion and bowel difficulties.
- Hallucinations - hearing voices or seeing objects or people that are not there.
- Crying spells for no reason.
- Unable to perform at work, school or with family.
- Engaging in aggressive, violent or risky behaviors.
- Suicidal thoughts.
Homeopathic approach for Depression is constitutional, more in-depth, taking into consideration emotional as well as physical symptoms. Homeopathy is a natural and effective healing modality for Depression. Homeopathic system of medicine stimulates the body’s natural healing responses to regain its balance and health. Homeopathy has long recognized the psychological origin of somatic symptoms. Homeopathy always considers a patient's mental framework in all cases, and remedies are given acting at the level of mind and body together, thus eliminating the ailment. Homeopathic remedies are capable of influencing the state of mind. They can specifically act to alleviate emotional disturbances such as excessive anxiety, irritability, insecurity, obsessive traits, jealousy, suspicion, paranoia, depression, neurosis etc. By relieving these emotions, Homeopathic remedies help recuperate a harmonious state of health. The constitutional approach of Homeopathy can help convalesce your positive attitude to life. Homeopathy prevents recurrence of the disease, is non-habit forming, nontoxic and inexpensive. Homeopathic constitutional approach to health invigorates balance and salvages a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual characteristics. Below, I have noted some important Homeopathic remedies which can be used for healing Depression under the supervision of an experienced Homeopath. These remedies are just a few of the commonly used Homeopathic remedies and are mentioned only to create awareness about the effectiveness of Homeopathic medicines in Depression. It is not advisable to resort to self medication for any disease.