What is depression?

Depression is a very common psychological health condition characterized by the persistence of severe sadness, unhappiness, low mood, lack of a feeling of well-being, and an aversion towards doing any work.
In some cases, the person suffering from depression may be cut off from society and isolate themselves completely.
In severe cases, suicidal thoughts and attempts at suicide are also noted. Homeopathy for depression works at a subconscious level to remove the imprints of grief and sadness and bring about recovery.
Depression is a common, but serious problem that is often dismissed as something temporary or situational. It is essential to talk about it and seek professional help if there is doubt about a person being depressed. With the right therapies and homoeopathic medicine for depression, it can be treated and managed, enabling the person to lead a healthy life.

What Are Its Causes?

The causes of depression are not fully understood. But certain factors are thought to play a role.

These are as follows:

1. Genetics – Those with a family history of depression are at risk of developing it. The exact genes involved here are not known but research is going on to ascertain the genes that are involved.

2. Changes in brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) – It is through the transmission of these chemicals from one nerve cell to the other that the communication of the brain with its different parts occurs. The chemicals include serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. They play a role in controlling a person’s feelings, moods, emotions, happiness, and pleasure. An imbalance between these chemicals is thought to play a role in causing depression.

3. Hormonal changes – Certain hormonal changes can be involved in causing the onset of depression. These changes can arise during pregnancy, after childbirth, during menopause, and due to the thyroid.

4. Some changes in the structure of the brain, and the frontal lobe being less active are the other reasons that can trigger depression.

5. Having a history of disorders like anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) and bipolar disorder increases the risk of depression.

6. Those having some chronic illness, chronic pain, and chronic disease are also prone to develop depression.

Symptoms of Depression

Homeopathy for depression is not easy to access. First off, the person must show four to five of the symptoms associated with depression. These telltale signs include.

  • Physical inactivity or hyperactivity
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much.
  • Poor or an increased appetite
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Decreased interest in pleasurable activities, like sex


Homoeopathic Remedies for Depression

1. Arsenicum album – It is a natural medicine to cure the extreme problem of distress, in particular for those that obsess about health and look for perfection in everything. They are often depressed when they fail to reach lofty personal standards.

2. Aurum metallicum – It is best for workaholic people with a tendency of worthlessness, distress, and aroused feelings of self-destruction after a defeat in a job or their personal life.

3. Calcarea carbonica – When people become confused with work and take tension from the job profile this medicine affects them a lot. At this time a person may develop tiredness, worry, self-pity, sadness and confusion. It is helpful for individuals who suffer from insomnia and periods of laziness.

4. Causticum– When a person mourns for the loss he comes across forgetfulness, constant crying for hours, and mental boredom. These people at particular times feel sympathetic toward others, or they can have an annoyed and pessimistic outlook towards everything around them.

5. Ignatia amara – Ignatia is good for sensitive people that tend to overwhelm by frustration or painful thoughts. These people do not want to appear as helpless, irritable and moody individuals in the eyes of others. At times they may laugh out loud or cry without any reason.