Depression is a clinical condition that adversely affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. In today’s times, we are more aware of the concepts of mental health and often come across cases of depression and other mental health conditions like mood disorders, anxiety neurosis, behavioral problems, etc.
Some factors that predispose an individual to such conditions and affect the mental health are:
- An overtly competitive environment
- Unfulfilled desires
- Dissatisfying relationships
- Performance pressures
- Societal pressures
- Family history
- Long-term emotional stress
- Childhood emotional trauma
In most cases, depression and other psychological illnesses do not have a single cause. It results from a mix of factors i.e. genetic predisposition, emotionally challenging experiences, current life circumstances, and much more. Like most psychological conditions, clinical depression has complex interacting biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors contributing to the situation.
The incidence of depression is seen in all age groups but is increasing in teenagers owing to life situations such as increased stress of coping with studies, pressures of the world of social media, along with hormonal changes occurring during that stage of life. Depression is also commonly seen in women post-childbirth due to hormonal changes. Genetic factors play an important role in triggering depression in a person.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
- Constant feeling of sadness and loneliness irrespective of the company.
- Thoughts or attempts of suicide.
- Helplessness and hopelessness.
- Loss of interest in daily activities such as hobbies, social activities.
- Lack of sexual drive.
- Appetite or weight changes.
- Sleeping disorders: insomnia or oversleeping.
- Loss of energy: fatigue and sluggishness.
- Self-loathing: feeling of worthlessness or guilt.
- Concentration issues: trouble focusing or remembering things.
In the initial stages, in the milder forms depression can go unidentified until its implications become too obvious. People often overlook it as a mere “low mood” assuming it to be a part of the patient’s psychological makeup. Even family members and spouses start accommodating accordingly, thereby making it difficult to identify depression.
Homeopathy for Depression
The best part of Homeopathic treatment is that it is safe for long-term use. homeopathic remedies do not cause any sedative or addictive effect, thereby not hampering the normal functioning of the person’s daily life and are practically free of side effects (when taken under the guidance of a qualified Homeopath). Homeopathic medicines not only help in alleviating the symptoms but also help to support the patient emotionally and physically in a holistic way. A detailed understanding of the behavior of a person; his/her complete biological and genetic make-up, past and existing medical conditions, the life-space, etc. is studied by the Homeopath and a remedy is chosen based on this complete picture.
Whether unidentified, early-stage or full-blown, Homeopathy is a great form of a natural and holistic treatment for clinical depression without side effects from the medication.
It is always recommended to consult a qualified Homeopath and not self-medicate. A lot of the results from Homeopathic treatments depend on the skill of the Homeopath. It requires a great amount of training to identify the correct remedy for each individual patient and the corresponding potency (power and dosage) that may be suitable for that person, which only a qualified and trained Homeopath is able to achieve. For more long-term, safe and gentle results, try Homeopathy!
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