Understanding Depression

Last Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:27

Definition:

Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as - Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is a emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.

Treatment:
Main herbs used in the treatment are Apple Cashewnut, Asparagus, Cardamom, Rose. The diet of the person suffering from depression should completely exclude tea, coffee, alcohol, colas and all colored food. Try to take more vegetables and fresh fruits and fruit juices. A person suffering from depression can overcome it by being more active, turning away from himself, and diverting his attention towards other people and things.

The pleasure of achieving something overcomes distress or misery. Exercise also plays an important role in the treatment of depression. It not only keeps the body physically and mentally fit but also provides recreation and mental relaxation. Patient must do meditation for depression.



First Published: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:27

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