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Depression

 

Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as - Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is a emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.

 
Symptoms
 
The most striking symptoms of depression are an acute sense of loss, inexplicable sadness, loss of energy, lack of interest in the world around and fatigue. A disturbed sleep is a frequent occurrence. Other symptoms of depression are loss of appetite, giddiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration, and indecisiveness. Cases of severe depression may be characterized by low body temperature, low blood pressure, and hot flushes and shivering.
 
Root Causes
 
Prolonged periods of anxiety and tension can cause mental depression. The excessive and indiscriminate use of drugs also leads to faulty assimilation of vitamins and minerals by the body and ultimately causes depression.

 

Healing Options
 
Herbal Home Remedy
  • Apple
  • Cashewnut
  • Asparagus
  • Cardamom
  • Rose
Ayurvedic Supplements
  • Stress Guard
  • Brahmi Bati (S.yu)
  • Ashwagandharishta
  • Sarswatarishta
Diet
  • The diet of the person suffering from depression should completely exclude tea, coffee, alcohol, colas and all colored food. Try to take more vegetables and fresh fruits and fruit juices.
Lifestyle
  • A person suffering from depression can overcome it by being more active, turning away from himself, and diverting his attention towards other people and things. The pleasure of achieving something overcomes distress or misery. Exercise also plays an important role in the treatment of depression. It not only keeps the body physically and mentally fit but also provides recreation and mental relaxation. Patient must do meditation for depression.
Yoga
  • Basic Breathing (Pranayama)

  • Meditation

 
 
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