1) WHAT IS DEPRESSION --- It is a disorder of mood. Change in mind & conductive expression one called mood . When certain chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, nor epinephrine, and dopamine are out of balance, depression can occur.
2) CAUSE OF DEPRESSION --- The cause of depression are
Disease –diseases like typhoid, influenza change the mood. A sunny & playful boy after a disease turn into cross, impatient & a fretful one. Similarly grief, fright, anger, disappointment also change mood & people become a moody & loose there emotional & behavioral balance.
Hereditary—Imbalance in the nervous system in parents is the cause of moody children .The frustration & disappointment of mother is expressed by the child dirty habits of children refer to the family tree.
Environment—Also play an important part in the changing mood.
Chemicals – The chemical drugs disturb the balance of mineral equivalent is thrown out violently through such drugs. Chemical drugs have a tendency to irritate the constitution & disturb the balance of secretion causing faulty nutrition.
Hormonal imbalance—It is also a cause of changing mood .Thyroid, pituitary, adrenal & other glandular discrepancies arise which turn a good man into a moody one.
Other cause of depression are----
Job or Study problem
3) SYMPTOM OF DEPRESSION---
Hopeless & Helpless
Loss of interest in daily activity
Feeling of loneliness
Anger in little things
Loss of sleep or excessive sleep
Feeling of guilty
Cry when alone
Excessive or loss of thirst & hunger
Want to live alone
4) HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT--- In homoeopathy there are lots of medicine for depression & we cure the cause not the disease.& selection of medicine is depends on the cause. so please avoid self medication .
ACID-PHOS ---Depression is occurring due to love affection. Effects of grief and mental shock. Mentally tired or worried. Homesickness; shows no interest in anything
IGNATIA AMARA—Bad effect of grief and worry. Changeable mood sad, tearful. Loss of sleep (Insomnia) from grief. Easily excited nature.
NUX VOMICA-- Very irritable ,cannot bear noises, odors,& light. Time passes too slowly. Irritable due to job or study. Nervousness with constipation. Cannot sleep after . Oversensitive.
STAPHYSAGRIA-- Ill effects of anger and insults. Very sensitive as to what others say about her. Depression due to masturbation or sexual excesses.. Spermatorrhœa, with sunken features. Nervous & irritable.
CONIUM MACULATUM-- -Excitement causes mental depression. Averse to society, and afraid of being alone. No inclination for business or study; takes no interest in anything. Memory weak, unable to sustain 'any mental effort. Sexual debility. Ill effects of suppressed sexual desire.
AMBRA GRISEA—Hypersensitive, nervous . Dread of people, and desire to be alone. Music causes weeping. Despair, loathing of life. Loss of love of life. Fantastic illusions. Anxious dreams.
ZINCUM METALLICUM-- Weak memory. Very sensitive to noise.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM -- Mentally and physically loss of control. Thinks his understanding will and must fail. Fearful and nervous. Fears and anxieties and hidden irrational motives for actions. Sleepless, from fancies before his imagination; horrible dreams of snakes, and of sexual gratification. Drowsy stupor. Fear of exam .Depression of students
. AURUM METALLICUM -- Hopeless, despondent, and great desire to commit suicide. Great fear of death. Sleepless. Sobs aloud in sleep. Frightful dreams.
ARSENICUM ALBUM-- Great fear of death. Thinks it useless to take medicine. Hallucinations of smell and sight. fear of being alone, See ghosts. Strong suicidal tendencies.