Depression is an emotional
state in which there are extreme feelings of sadness,
dejection, lack of worth and emptiness. Depression
is more prevalent in women than men and especially
common among adolescents and elderly people. Mostly
depression is a reaction to an unhappy event. It is
natural to have some depression after a loss such
as the death of a relative or after a major disappointment
at home or work. Depression can be a transient mood
change in response to many stimuli. Both up and down
moods mark normal behaviour, with alternating periods
of feeling like, 'the world is a great place' and
'life is a bummer.
| In teenagers
depression is common because of the normal maturation
process, the stress associated with it and conflicts
with parents over independence, a break-up with
a boyfriend or girlfriend, failure at school or
for no apparent reason.
AIn elderly people often
it starts following a chronic illness or financial
crisis or loss. Some psychiatric illness, thyroid
disorder, alcoholism and drugs could produce depression.
Children also tend to be depressed following failures
in their expectations.
A depressed teenager will have a change
in appetite and sleep patterns, loss of interest or
enjoyment in usual activities, prolonged sadness,
failing relations with family, withdrawal from friends,
feelings of worthlessness, lack of energy and poor
school performance, negative behaviour and abuse of
drug or alcohol. These are all signs that should alert
you to a problem that may need professional counseling!
Teenagers may also mask depression with a put-on front
of happiness but acting-out and risk-taking behaviour
indicate the underlying problem.
Suicide attempt may follow either a
short or prolonged period of depression, most common
| How to overcome?
Time and activities can reverse
most depression. Regular exercise is probably
more effective in reversing mild depression
than medication. Stay involved with others and
let them help.
Tell someone about the problem - often talking
about it eases the burden. But take care of
the person that you want to share with!
Teenage suicide is associated
with depression as well as many other factors.
If a teenager threatens suicide, take it seriously.
Although no single types of suicidal persons
are noted, be alert when withdrawal, with urge
to be alone, isolation, moodiness, personality
change, threat of suicide giving most cherished
possessions to others! Never ignore a suicide
threat or attempt!
|How to treat?
Normally the depressed
victims approach a doctor with an allied medical condition.
Basically anxiety and depression are the platforms
for many illness. We also realise that nobody is escaping
from such happenings. To overcome from such unfortunate
incidents, we must study ourselves, follow guidelines,
counseling and proper treatment that makes you fit.
Life is like a bubble! It can burst at any time! So
try to ignore other things as far as possible and
find some solution for your problem! There are many
options out there; it is for you to choose. Make things
that brings joy! Do something useful for your child,
parents, brothers, friends, and if not, to the society.
You can be a creator rather than a destroyer!
Use sedative drugs when you are unable
to overcome the situation, but do not get addicted
to it. Homoeopathy offers safe treatment to the victims.
I had treated many cases with excellent results. The
medicines are administered in dynamic, most diluted
form and do not produce any side effects. Generally
it is observed that homoeopaths give more importance
to your temperament. Doctors make note of your mode
of behaviour whether you are irritable, mild, weepy,
jealous, suspicious and so on to click a suitable
Clinically, Homoeopathy has solutions
for their irreparable problems and expectations! Now
many husband and wives live together, mother-daughter
relationship got better. The disease fear had vanished.
The disappointment factor in love affairs smoothened
and everybody lives happily with homoeopathic treatment.
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