Depression is a very real and treatable illness. Depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. Depression is very common and affects as many as one in eight people in their teen years. Depressed mood is generally situational and reactive, and associated with grief, loss, or a major social transition. Sadness is a part of being human, a natural reaction to painful circumstances.
All of us will experience sadness at some point in our lives. Depression, however, is a physical illness with many more symptoms than an unhappy mood. Depression affects people of every color, race, economic status, or age; however, it does seem to affect more females than males during adolescence and adulthood. It is usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30.
It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter.
Depression is one part of bipolar disorder. Depressive disorders come in different forms, just as is the case with other illnesses such as heart disease. This pamphlet briefly describes three of the most common types of depressive disorders.
However, within these types there are variations in the number of symptoms, their severity, and persistence. Another type of depression is bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness. It is characterized by cycling mood changes: severe highs (mania) and lows (depression). There is no single cause for depression.
Many factors play a role including genetics, environment, medical conditions, life events, and certain thinking patterns that affect a person's reaction to events. Major depression is manifested by a combination of symptoms (see symptom list) that interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities. Some people experience a serious mood change when the seasons change. They may sleep too much, have little energy, and crave sweets and starchy foods. This condition is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It usually happens during the winter.
A less common type of SAD happens in the summer. Severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time. Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness. Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex. Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down".
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions. Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping. Ayurvedic Herbal Home Remedies for Depression Tips 1.
Add some fresh Rose petals to a cup of boiling water. Add sugar and drink whenever feeling depressed. 2.
An Apple eaten with milk and honey is very good to uplift a mood. Good Home Remedy for Depression. 3.Powder the seeds of 2 green cardamoms.
Add to 1 cup of boiling water, add sugar and drink this tea twice a day. 4.A neutral immersion bath for one hour daily is also helpful in the treatment of depression. 5.
Relaxation and meditation are also effective measures in the treatment of depression. The best method of relaxation is to practice shavasana or the dead pose. Meditation involves training the mind to remain fixed on a particular external or internal location. Mediation helps to create balance in the nervous system.
Effective Home Remedy for Depression. 6.Diet has a profound effect on the treatment of depression. 7.
Morpheme Memocare is a combination of brain boosting herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Vacha, Mulathi and others, which guards against stress, depression and improves learning ability in a natural way 8.Lying down, in a dark room, maybe getting a 1/2 hour of sleep,will always make you feel better. 9.Another domestic remedy for depression is a tea made of Indian basil (tulsi) and sage.
Use 1/4 teaspoon tulsi and 1/2 teaspoon of sage per cup of hot water; drink twice a day. 10.Blanch 5-7 rosemary leaves in a boiling cup of water, add honey, wait 3 minutes and drink. 11.Warm avocado leaves and put them on forehead. 12.
Cook and eat: white rice with lily bulb, palm and tulip (add nothing more). 13.Cook 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal to 1 cup of rice milk or soy milk, boil and stir for a minute on law temperature.
Can add nuts, almonds, dried fruits, maple syrup or honey. 14.Blanch mint to make tea and drink. 15.Stir 1 teaspoon of lavender leaves to a cup of boiling water, cool and drink 3 times daily. 16.
Eat: Nuts, cheese and a spoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. 17.Eat at least 5 bananas a day, Reduce to one in time. 18.
Eat a lot of pumpkin seeds. 19.Various yogic asanas such as halasana, paschimottanasana, sarvangasana, shavasana, shalabhasana, vakrasana, bhujangasana and pranayamas like kapalbhati, bhastrika are highly beneficial in the treatment of depression.
20.Cook 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal to 1 cup of rice milk or soy milk, boil and stir for a minute on law temperature.
Juliet Cohen writes health care articles for health doctor and health disorders.