Disease Conditions



Depression is a medical disorder which affects the thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior of a person it can also affect the physical health. There can be various factors like loss of close people, Stressful life situations, difficulty in adaptation to the surroundings which can trigger depression. In certain cases, depression might occur spontaneously without any specific cause. In some cases, the depression can be due to some organic brain diseases or a space occupying lesion (tumor) in the brain.

Signs and symptoms

  • Depressed mood- The person feels Sad, Weeping spells, Hopeless and Helpless feeling
  • Loss of interest in the daily activities that the person enjoyed

The above two symptoms are the most important symptoms in diagnosing depression. Besides these most of the following symptoms should be present for more than 2 weeks to diagnose a case of depression

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Impaired thinking or concentration
  • Changes in weight
  • Agitation
  • Fatigue or slowing of body movements
  • Low self-esteem
  • Less interest in sex
  • Thoughts of death

Types of Depression

Major depression or clinical depression

  • Depressed mood, feeling of worthlessness, guilt
  • Behavioral symptoms include agitation and social withdrawal
  • Difficulty in concentration and decision making
  • Sleeplessness (Insomnia) Too much sleeping (Hypersomnia)


It is a chronic form of depression in this the person might be free from the symptoms for a period of time and this will alternate with a state of depression. It is a less severe form of depression but it also places the person in the increased risk to suffer from major depression.

Adjustment disorders

This can happen when one losses a close person or a close relative or loss of job one becomes overwhelmed by this. This is a normal process and with passage of time one comes to terms with the loss. But if the person is unable to come to terms with the loss and he/she develops the signs of depression then it is termed as adjustment disorders. It can be acute if it lasts for less than 6months and chronic if it lasts for more than this period.

Bipolar depression or manic depression disorder

The person suffers from recurrent episodes of elation (mania) and depression is a characteristic symptom of bipolar depression. The person when he/she is in the manic phase will affect the judgment of the person and it might also have periods when the person has increased creativity in his work.

In this type of depression there is a swing of moods to the extremes (poles) that's why it is termed as bipolar depression or manic depressive disorder.

Seasonal affective disorder

It is a pattern of depression related to the changes in season and a lack of exposure to the sunlight.


  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Illnesses
  • Personality
  • Postpartum depression
  • Hormones
  • Alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse


It is diagnosed on the basis of the signs and symptoms that are present. Also your physician will do the physical examination to rule out any other abnormality that mimics depression. If the person is having strong suicidal tendencies, then he/she might have to be admitted to the hospital for observation.


  • Suicide
  • Dependency

Role of homeopathy in the treatment of Depression

The first question that comes to the mind is how these Homeopathic medicines are going to help in fighting the disease. As we all know in a diseased state the internal bodily mechanisms do not work in a harmonious way. So to bring back the lost harmony to its original balanced state the correct Homeopathic medicine has to be given.

The homeopathic medicine acts at 3 levels the Psyche, Neuro, Endocrines at the level of the psyche it helps to bring balance which in turn will affect the neurological balance and the correct secretion of the hormones which play an important role in maintaining the harmonious flow. The homeopathic medicines do not treat the disease but it helps in bringing back the lost imbalance back to its normal state.

To find the correct Homeopathic remedy one needs a complete case study so all the aspects of the emotional nature, Fears, Social relations, family relations, ups and downs in life have to be taken into consideration. Also the past history, problems in adjusting, Family history of any major illnesses have to be mentioned.

What has caused the present state is very important and how the person has reacted to it will be very useful. Depression can be treated with Homeopathy but a correct case history and perceiving the patient is very vital. Along with treatment the patient also will need counseling which should be provided as per the requirement. While handling patients with strong suicidal tendencies it is the responsibility of the treating physician to talk about the state to the parents or the care giver.

Homeopathy cannot change a person’s life situation that has led to the patient’s depressive state but it helps the patient to cope with the situation better by acting on the mind and modifying the patient’s reaction to the situation to a much better, positive response.

Thus what homeopathy does is that it makes the inner most core aspect of the mind stronger –that is the Will of the patient to live and be happy. Thereby, Homeopathy offers a solution that is long lasting without any side-effects.

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