Genetics play an important part in depression. It can run in
families for generalities
Trauma and Stress:–
Things like financial problems, the backup of a relationship, or the
death of a loved one can bring on depression.
Personality:– People who have low selt – esteem and a negative
outlook are at higher risk of becoming depressed. These traits may
actually be caused by low level depression (called dysthymia)
Physical Conditions:- Serious medical condition like heart
disease, cancer and HIV can contribute to depression, party because of
the physical weakness and stress they bring on. Depression can make
medical condition worse, since it weakness the immune system and can
make pain harder to bear. In some cases depression can by caused by
allopathic medications used to treat medical conditions.
disorders:- Anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and
(especially) substance abuse often appear along with depression.
Loss of interest or
Feelings of hopelessness and general negative attitude towards selt,
world and the future.
Depressed mood in a depressed patient often has a distinct quality
that differentiates it form the normal emotion of sadness or grief.
Complain of reduced energy and difficulty in initiating activities.
Disturbances in sleep, difficulty in initiating sleep, multiple
awakenings during the night and early morning awakening.
Decreased appetite and weight loss.
is also common co-morbid symptom.
Homoeopathic medicines are
very effective in treatment of depression. The
main medicines are:-
Arsenic album:- sadness,
restlessness irritability, anxiety, and fear. Thinks it is useless to make
medicines for his depression. Depression on account of a hidden feeling of
Aurum Metallicum:- Feeling of self –
condemnation and utter worthlessness. Profound despondency increased blood
pressure, with through disgust of life and thoughts of suicide.
Calcaria.Carb:- Anxiety with palpitation.
Apprehensive, worse towards evening, fears loss of reason, misfortunes,
and contagious diseases.
Great depression, Anger,
anxiety. Confusion, delusion, illusions.
China:- Apathetic, indifferent, disobedient,
taciturn, despondent. Sudden crying and fussing about. (Schizophrenia)
Ignatia:– Depression due to grief and worry.
Melancholic, full of contradictions, fearful. Blames herself for
everything that goes wrong.
Kali Phos:- Extreme lassitude and depression,.
Very nervous, irritable,Anxiety.Great despondency about business,
depression caused by excitement, overworks, worry and insomnia.
Lycopodium:- Depression of a student after failing in
Staphysagaria:- Depression on account of insults and anger. Depression
without any cause or from sexual sins or of a forced sexual intercourse.
useful medicines are:- Ambra Grisea, Ammonium Carb., Gelsemium,
Conium, Thuja, Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur., Phosphorus, Ocimum Can, Nux Vomica.,
Helleoborus Nigar, etc.