Depression: A Modern World Disease

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Depression: A Modern World Disease

Depression may hit different people differently. Not every individual has the same signs of depression and it may also vary as per the severeness and time frame

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Introduction

The mental ailment that includes the continuous feeling of dejection and gloom and involves variations in the mood that is not the same as experienced by a normal person is Depression. Life incidents like professional loss, death of your loved one, health issues, etc can lead to depression. It continues to last for weeks, months, and even years if not treated.

Symptoms

Depression may hit different people differently. Not every individual has the same signs of depression and it may also vary as per the severeness and time frame the person is experiencing the ailment.

It can be a day or maybe months or even half of your lifespan might have passed from being affected with depression without actually being a sufferer.

The following can be the indications seen in a person suffering from depression:

  • Experiencing emptiness, sadness, or anxiousness
  • Feeling angry, disinterested, or worthless
  • Crying upon small things
  • Not fond of the things which were your favorite
  • Lower energy levels or fatigue
  • Poor decision making, lack of concentration, and difficulty in memorizing events
  • Slow body movements
  • Alteration in appetite or bodyweight
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Continuation of aches in different parts of the body without a certain reason
  • Thoughts of ending your life

Causes

  • There can be various probable reasons for depression. It can be due to any biological or situational event. The most common reasons behind this disorder include:
  • Brain functioning: People affected by depression may have a chemical disturbance in those regions of the brain that is responsible for the management of thoughts, appetite, mood, sleep, and behavior in the individuals.
  • Hormonal levels: Alterations in hormones of females like progesterone and estrogen during the time of postpartum, menstrual cycle, menopause, or perimenopause may increase the chances of getting depression.
  • Household Background: If somebody in your family has suffered from depression or any other temper ailment then you might be at higher risk.
  • Trauma during initial childhood ages: The brains of the children may get a severe impact after a stressful or threatening event occurred in their childhood.
  • Structure of the brain: If the front section of your brain is inactive or hardly active then you are more prone to depression.
  • Health conditions: Various medical circumstances such as lasting sickness, severe aches, heart attack, cancer, insomnia or stroke increases the chances of causing depression.
  • Use of Alcohol or other substances: The habit of smoking or drinking can lead to depression
  • Chronic Pain: Persons who have gone through emotional breakdowns or are in pain due to physical problems for a long time may get depression.

Dangers of treating depression with conventional medicine

The treatment of MDD i.e. major depressive disorder involves the use of psychotherapy and antidepressants. The medications are given to the patients based on the severity and sickness.

To get a good result from these medications, patients have to carry out this treatment for weeks or months, or even years but the extended consumption of these antidepressants can be fatal for life.

The most common side effects seen after their consumption is as follows:

  • Gastric disorders, dry mouth, nausea, headaches, restlessness, insomnia, reduced sexual capabilities, drowsiness, erectile dysfunction, jitteriness, etc can be seen after the regular use of SSRI (Serotonin reuptake inhibitor).
  • Whereas the long-term usage of SNRIs (Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) can lead to higher bp, more sweating, dry mouth. Heart palpitations, nausea, constipation, fast heart rate, dizziness, reduced libido, headache, agitation, drowsiness, or insomnia.
  • Consuming tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) can cause severe health issues such as blurred vision, irregularities in heartbeat, weight gain, gall bladder disorders that may include problems in urinating, confusion, etc.
  • Antidepressants like Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRI) can generate problems like seizures, hyperventilation, irritability, anxiety, shaking, etc.

Because of these health risks, people are switching over other alternatives for the treatment such as homeopathic remedies for depression.

Healing depression with homeopathy- a healthier alternative

The most important aspect of choosing homeopathic medicines for treating is that they are free from side effects and don’t cause any extended harm to the body organs. Also, they don’t result in drowsiness.

Homeopathic remedies for depression can be a suitable option as you need not worry about your ill effects rather you will focus on treating yourself well.

Lifestyle changes

Treating any disorder first demands a change in lifestyle as without a proper life schedule you may develop certain other health issues that may cause more trouble to you. Therefore, people should follow the mentioned doings to keep themselves away from depression.

Regular Workout

An increment in the making of endorphins can be seen in your body that boosts your mood if you exercise three to five days weekly for around 30 minutes.

Stay away from alcohol and tobacco

Consuming alcohol and other toxic substances can give you momentary pleasure and make you feel good but ultimately lead to apprehension and depression.

Set work limits

Don’t overburden yourself with work. There should be some limitations in your personal and professional life.

Pamper yourself

It is important to look after yourself and your health and by doing so you can easily get over the signs of depression. Take a balanced diet, meditate, take proper sleep, and involve in good activities that make you happy.