Is living with depression, okay?
Definitely not. In the modern digital world, we come across so many people saying that, “I am depressed. I can’t handle this.” Are they actually depressed or it’s just an excuse? To answer, first we have to know what the term, DEPRESSION means. It is a state of mind where depressed persons are tired and find disinterest in any daily activities like, for instance, they don’t feel excited to eat what they like or don’t enjoy any web series they love to watch and they feel hopeless and sad always or most often in a day. This constant feel of hopelessness will lead to suicidal thoughts. They also have disturbed eating habits, sleep cycle and symptoms like headache, digestive disorders, etc. Their memory is impaired and they cannot focus and make decisions.
Okay. Why this depression happens? There are many reasons behind it. Beginning from genetic predisposition to various environmental factors, everything become the reason for depression to occur in a person. Even then, only few individuals suffer from depression because their inability to cope up with those risk factors.
Is depression preventable and curable? Yes. To prevent depression to certain extent, can be possible with lifestyle changes, e.g., practicing Yoga; with mental hygiene, e.g., practicing optimistic thoughts (“I am enough. I can handle my emotions”) and with proper diet. Diet in depression plays an important role in both preventing and curing depression. The diet should be healthy rather tasty.
To cure depression, seeking mental healthcare providers like psychologists, psychotherapists etc. is very essential. They would give guidelines to be followed in managing depression with or without medications depending upon the severity of depression.
Homoeopathy can also treat and prevent depression. In homoeopathy, patient’s personality, lifestyle, desires, aversion, intolerances and other general characteristics of the patient are taken into account along with disease symptoms, for the selection of medicine. In short, patient is treated based upon individualization and the medicine thus selected is called CONSTITUTIONAL medicine. This constitutional medicine would trigger the natural healing power of our body and helps to prevent diseases that the individual is predisposed to and also cure the individual with the disease.
Following are very few of the medicine that helps in curing depression.
1. IGNATIA AMARA:
2. NATRUM MURIATICUM:
3. SEPIA OFFICINALIS:
5. VERATRUM ALBUM:
These are very few remedies in homoeopathy for depression. There are above 300 remedies for depression. They are selected on the basis of individual characteristic features of the depressed person, as seen above.
Depression is a silent epidemic. According to WHO, depression becomes the second largest health burden worldwide. It should be our responsibility to prevent depression by following a healthy lifestyle, having a balanced diet and seeking help immediately if above mentioned symptoms are present. Hence living with depression is not at all okay.