Depression

Depression

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed. They may lose interest in activities

that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present.

CAUSES

Causes of Depression include:

  • Traumatic events:Many times, certain events like terrorist attacks, mass murders, earthquakes, etc. may have a deep impact on a person and cause depressive episodes.
  • Stress:Stress at home or at workplace is one of the most alarming causes of Depression in long run.
  • Abuse:Depression is common in those people with a past history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
  • Unfortunate events:The death of close family member or friend naturally brings grief to an individual. But if it is prolonged or affects daily activities, it becomes a cause of concern.
  • Financial losses:Unemployment or sudden loss of job are among the most significant causes of Depression in majority of people.
  • Emotional losses:Failure in relationships with parents, children, friends, spouse or disappointment in love may also cause depression.
  • Medications:Certain medicines like steroids and antiviral drugs can cause low mood as a side effect.
  • Heredity:Depression has also been seen to run in families.
  • Personality trait:Certain people who are inherently anxious and hyper-reactive by nature are more susceptible to Depression.
  • Serious and chronic physical illness:Person suffering from prolonged chronic illnesses and terminal diseases can plunge into serious depressive states. Other causes of Depression include neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even Epilepsy.
  • Substance abuse:People who are addicted to alcohol, tobacco, medical and illicit drugs may progress into Depression.

SYMPTOMS

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
  • Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
  • Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
  • Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
  • Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
  • Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
  • Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
  • Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
  • Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

  • Homeopathic treatment for Depressionis fast becoming the first choice of management the world over with a success and non-recurrence rate of more than 70%.
  • Homoeopathic treatment for Depression provides complete holistic wellbeing to the patient by boosting the immune system, helping to modify the thought processes, easing stress and assisting recovery in the safest and most natural way.
  • With homeopathic treatment for Depression, the patient can enjoy immense relief through medicines that are natural, safe and without any side-effects. Homeopathy is a patient-oriented science and medicines are prescribed on the characteristics of the individual rather than just the symptoms of the disease.
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