Depression is a persistent sadness, which is difficult to overcome. It is, basically, a mood disorder that makes it difficult to deal with and hampers your quality of life significantly. Depression drains your hope and energy, thereby making it difficult to live life charmingly. There is a big thing between something difficult and something impossible to deal with. You can realize it if the depression is severe and difficult to manage and stubbornly persistent. Taking the first step may be the hardest thing, but you can beat it by following simple yet pleasant activities, such as going for a walk and dancing to your favorite music, as the first step. Coping with depression is not easy. It’s important to stay connected with yourself and try to solve this internal feeling of sadness effectively and safely rather than just taking pills which in the long run is going to give you more side-effects.
Getting support to manage and cope up with depression is essential. Staying connected to other people and taking part in social activities is essential to come out of depression. Reaching out to people is not a sign of weakness and does not mean that you are a burden.
Causes of Depression:
There are various causes of depression:
- Prolonged long-term internal illness, such as thyroid disorder or underactive thyroid.
- Sleep disorder or Insomnia
- Mental stress
- Postpartum depression after pregnancy
- Hormonal disorders, such as PCOS
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- A psychological disorder can cause major bouts of depression in women
- Lifestyle disorders like social causes make it difficult to cope up with depression
- The use of certain medications
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Signs & Symptoms of Depression:
Signs and symptoms of depression may vary from person to person. Here are some common signs and symptoms of depression listed.
- The feeling of exhaustion and fatigue
- Inability to concentrate
- Suicidal thoughts or attempt of suicide
- Sleep disturbances: Sleeping too much or having less sleep
- Anorexia: Eating disorders & changes in appetite
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
- The feeling of tension and being stressed out
- Disinterest in daily activities and relationship
Diagnosis is based on the symptoms and causes of the illness.
Treatment Options for Depression:
If you are suffering from depression, you can seek treatment right away to improve the quality of life. Your first step should be to visit a doctor or psychiatrist for the same. Your doctor will ask you a series of questions and perform a test to rule out certain medical conditions and provide you with the favorable treatment of medications, which shall be apt for you. Remember, taking pills is not a solution to depression. Your severity of depression can be taken care of, depending on the extensive counseling that is required. The most common cause of depression is stress which needs to be taken care of the root cause to address and treat the condition more effectively. If you are depressed, the doctor might prescribe you with anti-depressants that can worsen depression if you happen to withdraw them.
Medical therapy in the form of antidepressants is the most common form of treatment provided by the psychiatrist today. The common side-effects of anti-depressants are as follows.
- Sleep disturbance
- Sexual problems
- Change in lifestyle
- Weight gain
- Feeling numb
These are the side-effects resulting due to the long-term use of antidepressants, which can cause other health problems to develop, thereby making it difficult to combat lifestyle problems. It’s difficult to combat these problems with normal anti-depressants because they are not a natural mode of treatment but derived synthetically. Remember, it’s not easy to beat depression with them, as it can cause a lot of side-effects that make it more difficult to recover from the depression.
Homeopathic Treatment for Depression:
Homeopathy is the best resource we have for depression, as it respects your natural feeling in the long run and takes care of diseases that need to be treated with the root cause. It is essential to receive a natural mode of treatment, which is a side-effect-free and gentle yet effective mode of treatment. We aim to treat depression without the use of anti-depressants, but, if you have been following psychiatric mode of treatment and have got used to it, we can reduce the course and dosage of treatment slowly and steadily, as there is some drug dependency in this kind of case of depression, particularly observed in the patients of the condition. And, withdrawing or abruptly stopping allopathic mode of medicines or anti-depressants can make it more difficult. We aim at treating the patient with the best course of homeopathic treatment.
So, if any time you happen to suffer from depression, count on homeopathic treatment for depression without a second thought. Improve your quality of life with homeopathy.