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Post-Partum Symptoms Arising From The Human Energy Field

Dr. Vinod Raina 96% (4959 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Post-Partum Symptoms Arising From The Human Energy Field

Post-Partum Symptoms Arising From the Human Energy Field

Of all the energy healing clients I've worked with since the 1980s, my postpartum women are some of the nearest and dearest to me. I think this is because, once they can return home feeling better, the lives of the little ones that depend so directly on them are also made better, not to mention the rest of their families.

Most had C-sections, which has become "the way to birth" these days. For convenience, I suppose, but history will have to tell whether it's a good trade-off or not.

When I started working with the human bio-field, C-sections were mostly a long vertical cut down the center of the belly. This was the cut that "Miranda" had when she came in to see me. Actually, she was kind of dragged in by her friend and was a total wreck.

The friend told me that since the baby was born, Miranda had been plagued with terrible fears that she would drop her baby. She began avoiding picking up her little girl for fear she couldn't hold on without dropping her.

She was prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds, but fortunately felt that it might make things worse and didn't take them. When I scanned the bio-field around her abdomen, it became clear to me why Miranda was feeling the way she did.

There was a huge opening in the field around the belly which indicates that, while the body itself heals over the surgical site, the bio-field does not always follow, and it stays open, unhealed.

There are different ways an opening in the field can feel to me. In Miranda's case, the energy flow around her belly felt like it was rushing out and in a downward motion. It made perfect sense to me why she felt the way she did. Life energy from where she had carried her baby internally was now "falling down" and away from her. That was the condition in her bio-field that she was picking up on and interpreting as fear of dropping her baby.

This is a primary principle to understand when dealing with the human energy field or bio-field. (It's also called the aura, the electromagnetic field and, most accurately, the morphogenetic field.) The body communicates with the bio-field and the bio-field communicates with the body.

The subtle energy of the bio-field interacts with and informs the physically denser body. This has been researched and documented extensively in the late 20th Century but has yet to be incorporated into medical curricula, so it is not yet acknowledged by doctors.

It was no wonder to me that on some subtle level Miranda "knew" that she would drop her baby because that's what the bio-field around her was telling her.

"Sue" had a different postpartum experience. She was constantly exhausted, like Miranda, but also felt she could not 'connect' with her body or with her baby. She started antidepressants but felt the were not 'fixing' the problem. And they weren't because the problem was not biochemical. It was bio-energetic.

Sue's C-section was the newer 'smile' cut under the bikini line. Like Miranda, Sue's incision had healed over but unlike Miranda, her bio-field also was healed over, just the way we'd expect all incisions, all wounds, to heal. So we had to search for other areas where the field might not have healed.

We found that Sue's energy was leaking out of the sit where her IV had been inserted. It was a "slow leak" but constant, and to Sue it felt like she could never get enough rest or take anything that would recharge her batteries and give her energy.

This is like some of the other moms I worked with that had regular childbirth experiences but who had either an epidural and/or episiotomy. These are also sites where the woman's energy can leak out and cause depression, exhaustion, anxiety, the lack of will to live or go on another day.

Sometimes this can even occur in childbirth without an epidural or episiotomy, especially with a difficult birth. The bio-field gets pushed out as the baby comes out and sometimes does not return to its normal place. With an opening or distortion in the bio-field around the first chakra or spiritual center (also called the root chakra), the will to live can simply drain away.

Finally, there was "Carol" whose C-section left her bio-field partially open; but rather than her energy leaking or rushing out, Carol's unhealed bio-field felt like a vacuum that wanted to pull my hand into her body. It was like an open energetic "wound" that left her feeling vulnerable and fearful. She would have terrifying nightmares of being attacked or a victim of unidentifiable and frightening forces.

Carol was a nervous wreck and her baby was picking up on her distress. Everyone in the family was tense and anxious. And that was the condition of all my postpartum clients, their babies, and their families.

Carol was told that it was "all in her mind," because everything "looked good"; she was prescribed a variety of medications. But it was not all in her mind. It was very real and these symptoms needed to be addressed on the level on which they occurred - in the human bio-field.

In every case, once we were able to identify the area in the bio-field that had not healed properly after the birth, it rarely took me more than one healing session to repair the energy field and witness the end of the very real, very disturbing symptoms. While invisible to us, the existence of the human energy field is proven, is real, and can be successfully restored to eliminate very real symptoms.

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Diabetes & Depression - How It Creates A Vicious Circle?

Dr. Vishal Garg 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorder, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes & Depression - How It Creates A Vicious Circle?

Diabetes is a state where the body suffers from lack of energy due to poor metabolic state. This is construed as depression in many patients as they already feel lethargic and subdued. The fatigued state of body in diabetes can be alleviated by exercise which raises endorphins - substances which are released in the body especially by exercise - providing us the necessary elation so much necessary for our recovery

Managing diabetes may make a person feel alone and set apart from their friends and family due to the number of dietary restrictions they need to follow. Additionally, if the person has trouble controlling their blood sugar level, it may make him frustrated and anxious. Over time, these negative emotions can build up into depression.

Depression can make a person lose his sense of purpose and can make regular tasks feel like too much to handle. Thus, a depressed person may stop taking care of himself. The lack of energy can lead to a loss of appetite or unhealthy snacking. This can trigger fluctuations in blood sugar levels that worsen diabetes.

Thus, depression and diabetes have a cyclic relationship. The good news is that these two diseases can be treated together and managing one of these diseases can have a positive effect on the other as well.

Here are a few ways to treat diabetes and depression:

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is very beneficial towards treating, both depression and diabetes. Exercise helps regulate blood sugar levels and hence can help control diabetes. It also helps in reducing excess weight, which can enhance your self image and make you feel happier. Simultaneously, it also releases endorphins or the 'feel good' brain chemical. This can help alleviate depression symptoms.

A Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is essential for good health and can help manage, both these disorders. Along with a balanced diet, there is also a need to abstain from snacking between meals. Reducing the amount of sugar in your meals helps stabilize blood sugar level and control fluctuations. Stable blood sugar level keep a person from becoming increasingly anxious and can thus prevent depression.

Restful Sleep

A good night's sleep can treat, both diabetes and depression. If you have proper sleep, you will awake feeling refreshed and energetic. This positive energy balances the negativity of depression, lowers the urge to snack and helps in stabilizing blood sugar level.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy or in particular cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven beneficial towards treating depression. This in turn gives a person the motivation needed to manage his diabetes as well.

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Depression: Can It Lead To Suicide?

Dr. Ashok Kumar 94% (29 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Depression: Can It Lead To Suicide?

Depression is an illness which has a direct impact on the brain. People feel that it’s just feeling down but it is more than that. It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. There are other factors also that contribute to the onset of depression, including

  1. Genetics,

  2. Changes in hormone levels,

  3. Stress,

  4. Difficult life circumstances.

Any of the above mentioned factors or combination can precipitate changes in brain chemistry and may lead to depression. Depression is a serious and a very common condition these days which may lead to suicide in extreme cases.

Signs of Depression:

  1. Loss of pleasure in virtually all activities,

  2. Feeling of fatigue or lack of energy,

  3. Difficulty with concentration or memory,

  4. An increase or decrease in appetite, with a corresponding change in weight.

  5. Thoughts of suicide Depression & Suicide.

A major cause of suicide is mental illness, very commonly depression. People feeling suicidal are overwhelmed by painful emotions and see death as the only way out, losing sight of the fact that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary state. Most people who succeed with living feel glad that they resist and are alive today. Suicidal thoughts may be fleeting or more frequent, passive or active. People who are in depress state often start preparing for death, such as giving away possessions or acquiring a gun and these are cause of great concern and should be taken very seriously.

How to judge if suicide is a possibility?

There may be some warning signs, though hard to predict but can be an area of concern:

  1. Being depressed or signs of some mental disorders.

  2. Talking about the loss of interest in living or not to be around.

  3. Increased social isolation.

  4. Mood swings very often.

  5. Buying suicide materials.

  6. Preoccupation with death.

While anyone can become suicidal, there are certain risk factors that make suicide more likely:

  1. Previous suicide attempts.

  2. Recent losses like loss of a relationship or job.

  3. Cultural and religious beliefs supporting suicide.

  4. Access to means of suicide.

How to help a depressed person?

  • Let the person know if you've noticed a change in their behaviour.

  • Spend time talking with the person about their experiences and let them know that you're there to listen without being judgmental.

  • Suggest the person see a doctor or health professional and/or help them to make an appointment.

  • Offer to go with the person to the doctor or health professional.

  • Help the person to find information about depression and anxiety from a website or library.

  • Encourage the person to try to get enough sleep, exercise and eat healthy food.

  • Discourage the person from using alcohol or other drugs to feel better.

  • Encourage friends and family members to invite the person out and keep in touch, but don't pressure the person to participate in activities.

  • Encourage the person to face their fears with support from their doctor/psychologist.

Remember that your loved one's depression isn't anyone's fault. You can't fix the person's depression — but your support and understanding can help.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Psychosomatic Disorder & Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Dr. S S Tanwar 94% (2609 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Psychosomatic Disorder & Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

'Psycho' refers to the mind and 'soma' refers to the body, so psychosomatic disorder is a problem with a combination of mind and body. Not only are these bodily disorders caused by a psychic factor, the correlation between these symptoms (aggravation and recovery) are very strong.

Psychosomatic disorders are commonly referred as psychosomatic illness. It is an illness whose symptoms are caused by mental processes of the sufferer rather than immediate physiological causes. If a medical examination can find no physical or organic cause or if an illness appears to result from emotional conditions such as anger, anxiety, depression or guilt then it might be classified as psychosomatic.

The concept of psychosomatic disorders has been in existence since the time of Sigmund Freud. The belief is that with the varied emotions that a person experiences, each disease manifests with a different set of symptoms in each person, implying that each person needs to be treated differently and not given the same disease-specific medication. This is where homeopathy plays a very strong role in psychosomatic disorders as it also believes in treating the person as a whole and not just the symptoms.

In homoeopathy, we base our prescription on what we call constitutional symptoms where we give lot of importance to the mental symptom as well as to the characteristic physical symptom. Hence every prescription from a Homoeopathic physician will surely include an element of psychosomatic angle. It is beyond the scope of this editorial to mention all the remedies of Materia Medica which has the scope for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders.

The homeopath always undertakes a thorough discussion with the patient to understand the accompanying symptoms in detail and then arrive at a customized treatment plan.

Some of the most common psychosomatic disorders include irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, GERD, ulcerative colitis, and allergy disorders.

Specific substances are given to manage anxiety, depression, irritability, insecurity, paranoia, etc. These feelings are considered inducers for the above disorders, and managing them can help bring about a harmony in the patient's overall health.

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease is a disorder that results from stomach acid moving backward from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD usually happens because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscular valve where the esophagus joins the stomach, opens at the wrong time or does not close properly.

Homeopathy For GERD:

Homeopathic medicine relies not only on identifying the symptoms of the disease, but on a variety of personality traits, the person's mental state and other characteristic symptoms a patient exhibits which correlate to any particular remedy. When choosing a correct remedy for the treatment of heartburn, all aspects of the patient are taken into account.

These are some of the Homoeopathic medicines that may prove beneficial:- Argentum nit, Cal.carb., China, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, Nat. phos, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Robinia, sulphuric acid etc.

Migraine: Migraine is a form of headache. The pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. At times, the pain is one sided or may involve the whole head. Such pain may last for hours or even days. It is often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea or vomiting. At the same time, there is increased sensitivity to light and sound. In some cases, the pain is preceded by some warning symptoms like flashes of light, temporary blindness or tingling sensation in the limbs.

Homeopathy for Migraine:

Belladonna is widely used homeopathy remedy for migraines, where headache is throbbing and violent, occurs suddenly, worsens on touching, and relieves with pressure. Glonoine is useful in congestive headaches with a reddened face that is worsened by sun or heat. Natrum Mur is useful in cases where headache is brought on by grief or stress.

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine accompanied by ulcerated lesions of the intestinal tissues. It is characterized by episodes of abdominal pain with profuse diarrhea in which large quantities of blood, pus, and mucus are present in the feces. There is an urgency to move the bowels, as many as, three to ten times per day. It may be accompanied with pain, nausea, and vomit. Because of the loss of blood, the patient may become dehydrated and anemic.

Complications of ulcerative colitis includes liver and kidney disease, peritonitis, toxic mega colon, and risk of developing colon cancer.

Homeopathy for Ulcerative Colitis:

To identify the actual inducing agent, some foods are removed to see if they are inducing attacks. Once identified, that is removed from the patient's diet. In addition, aloe, arsenicum album, carbo vegetabilis, colocynthis, are commonly used remedies for ulcerative colitis. The patient is asked for associated symptoms like bleeding diarrhea, color of the feces, involuntary defecation, abdominal pain, anxiety, cramps, and stress before deciding on a treatment mode.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as spastic colon is a functional disorder characterized by recurrent abdominal pain, cramping, and bloating. Some people suffer from constipation, which means hard, dry stools, difficult to eliminate, leading to straining without success. Some people experience diarrhea, with frequent loose watery stools.

Homeopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Nux Vomica, Lycopodium clavatum, Argentum Nitricum, and Silicea are commonly used homeopathic remedies. Associated symptoms that need to be considered before deciding on a therapy include frequency of stooling, nature of stools, abdominal bloating, restlessness, irritability and nervousness.

Homeopathy is a preferred mode of treatment for psychosomatic disorders as they aim at a holistic treatment of the individual and not just at symptom management.

Allergy: Allergy is an abnormal reaction or increased sensitivity to certain substances. The allergic individual produces symptoms when exposed to these substances, which are harmless to non-allergic people. The main reason for this is that allergic people make a special type of antibody called immunoglobin E (IgE), which can react with environmental substances in harmful way. These substances which lead to secretion of IgE antibodies are called allergens.

Homeopathy for Allergy:

Few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of allergy are- Histamine, Natrum Mur, Kali Bich, Sepia, Hepar Sulph, , Carbo Veg , Sulphur, Bryonia, Nux Vom, Apis Mel, Ailanthus, and Justicia adhatoda.

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Understanding Depression

Mrs. Anam Kaushal 86% (23 ratings)
MPhil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Understanding Depression

Depression is quite commonly used term by each and every individual today. However, what we really need to know is what exactly the term means? 

If we talk about india, we are considered to be the most depressed nation according to recent research. 

It is an emotional state which can be experienced by anyone and at anytime. It is a condition that can develop in both men and women, from people with different socio – economic status. Some popular faces have also fought with this battle – the much talked about celebrity owen wilson, angelina jolie, johnny depp, deepika padukone, sanjay dutt, jiah khan to name a few.

Over the years, immense amount research has also shown that women are more prone to depression and suicidal tendencies. The age of onset of depression usually starts with puberty, as one experience hormonal changes which in turn can trigger depression. One can also develop depression in childhood and sometime can also develop this condition in 20’s and 30’s. Depression can also have a late onset ranging from 45-50 years.

If we talk about our present lifestyle, we all experience ups and downs which in turn produce different kind of emotions in us. There are some primary emotions experience by all, these include happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgust. The emotion commonly associated with depression is sadness. If this sadness takes over your life along with feeling of emptiness and despair what you are likely to experience is depression. Therefore, sadness completely does not define depression.

There are various types of depression, however, the most common symptoms of depression includes –

  • Depressed mood or irritability nearly every day.
  • Decreased interest or pleasure in most of the activities which once enjoyed.
  • Significant weight gain or weight loss (change of 5% of body weight).
  • Increased or decreased appetite.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate on a task.
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
  • Feeling of hopelessness, worthlessness, helplessness or guilt.
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide plan.


These symptoms can be caused by various factors and these causes vary from individual to individual. The most common contributing factor includes –

  • Genetics – is the most common contributing factor. Any family history increases the likelihood for the development depression.
  • Abuse – any form of physical, sexual verbal or emotional abuse can trigger depression.
  • Life events – such as death or loss of a loved one, unemployment, financial problems, academics and work stress can be a contributing factor.
  • Hormonal changes – that are especially experienced by women during menstrual cycle or at the time of pregnancy can develop this condition.
  • Body image – how we perceive our body has a profound impact over us. Those who as specially dissatisfied with their appearance are on high risk for developing depression.
  • Addiction – any form of addiction like alcohol addiction, gambling has found to have a significant relationship with depression. Recent studies have found that internet addiction is also one of the developing factors associated with depression.


It is not easy to handle depression on your own, what one needs is a professional help. You need to seek help from a psychiatrist and a psychologist in order to overcome this condition. However try to follow these simple tips in your life to avoid the possibility of developing depression –

  • Construct a daily routine for self.
  • Set achievable goals in life.
  • Express yourself and share your problems with your loved one.
  • Have a balanced diet.
  • Take good amount of 6 -8 hours sleep.
  • Exercise five days a week for at least for 30 minutes in a day.
  • Visit an ngo, old age home by offering a helping hand for mental peace and satisfaction.
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Depression - Know About Its Symptoms and Homeopathic Treatment

Dr. Prriya Thakkar 87% (645 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Depression - Know About Its Symptoms and Homeopathic Treatment

Depression is a state of mind that adversely affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It’s becoming an unpleasant existence in everyone’s life these days due to lot of factors such as:

  1. Competition with Others,

  2. Desires not getting fulfilled,

  3. Relationship related concerns,

  4. Performance Pressures,

  5. Societal Pressures etc.

In most cases, depression does not have a single cause. Rather, it results from a mix of factors i.e. your genes, events in your past, your current circumstances, and much more.

Depression, like many other behavioral health issues, has complex interacting Biological, Psychological, Social and Environmental contributing factors.

Depression in teenagers is very common owing to hormonal changes and increased stress of coping with studies and the social world. Genetic factors also play an important role in triggering depression in teenagers.

Signs and Symptoms:

  1. Persistent Sadness: Constant feeling of sadness irrespective of the company.

  2. Thoughts or attempts of suicide: Thinking that suicide will solve all problems.

  3. Fatigue: A state of decreased energy levels.

  4. Helplessness and Hopelessness: Living with a though that nothing will ever get better.

  5. Loss of interest in daily activities: Lack of interest in your hobbies, your favourite pastimes or social activities, or sex etc.

  6. Appetite or weight changes: Significant weight loss or weight gain.

  7. Sleeping disorders: Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping.

  8. Irritability: Low tolerance level.

  9. Loss of energy: Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained.

  10. Self-loathing: Feeling of worthlessness or guilt.

  11. Concentration Issues: Trouble focusing or remembering things.

Homeopathy For Depression-

Homeopathic remedies for depression in teenagers are no different from those used for treating depression in adults.

In the initial stages or in the milder forms or in people who are not aware of the disease, depression can go unidentified till its implications become too obvious. People often overlook it as a mere low mood or some start assuming it as a part of their psychological makeup. Even families or spouse start accommodating accordingly, thereby making identification of depression all the more difficult. Homeopathic treatment for depression is great form of alternative medicine and natural therapy for depression.

Advantages of using Homeopathy for Depression:

The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the homeopathic medicines are totally side effect free and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.

The options in conventional treatments are either to take antidepressant medications or to remain depressed, however, homeopathic medicines are said to be side effect free and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.

There are lot of medications in homeopathy which are used, post understanding of the behaviour of a person; his/her complete biological and genetic status, his/her existing medical conditions. 

It is always recommended to consult a homeopath and not to go for self-medication, as it requires specific potencies of medicines for them to be effective on the medical condition.

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Diabetes and Depression - The Vicious Cycle!

Dr. Anurag Bajpai 89% (11 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Diabetes and Depression - The Vicious Cycle!

Diabetes is a state where the body suffers from lack of energy due to poor metabolic state. This is construed as depression in many patients as they already feel lethargic and subdued. The fatigued state of body in diabetes can be alleviated by exercise which raises endorphins - substances which are released in the body especially by exercise - providing us the necessary elation so much necessary for our recovery

Managing diabetes may make a person feel alone and set apart from their friends and family due to the number of dietary restrictions they need to follow. Additionally, if the person has trouble controlling their blood sugar level, it may make him frustrated and anxious. Over time, these negative emotions can build up into depression.

Depression can make a person lose his sense of purpose and can make regular tasks feel like too much to handle. Thus, a depressed person may stop taking care of himself. The lack of energy can lead to a loss of appetite or unhealthy snacking. This can trigger fluctuations in blood sugar levels that worsen diabetes.

Thus, depression and diabetes have a cyclic relationship. The good news is that these two diseases can be treated together and managing one of these diseases can have a positive effect on the other as well.

Here are a few ways to treat diabetes and depression:

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is very beneficial towards treating, both depression and diabetes. Exercise helps regulate blood sugar levels and hence can help control diabetes. It also helps in reducing excess weight, which can enhance your self image and make you feel happier. Simultaneously, it also releases endorphins or the 'feel good' brain chemical. This can help alleviate depression symptoms.

A Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is essential for good health and can help manage, both these disorders. Along with a balanced diet, there is also a need to abstain from snacking between meals. Reducing the amount of sugar in your meals helps stabilize blood sugar level and control fluctuations. Stable blood sugar level keep a person from becoming increasingly anxious and can thus prevent depression.

Restful Sleep

A good night's sleep can treat, both diabetes and depression. If you have proper sleep, you will awake feeling refreshed and energetic. This positive energy balances the negativity of depression, lowers the urge to snack and helps in stabilizing blood sugar level.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy or in particular cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven beneficial towards treating depression. This in turn gives a person the motivation needed to manage his diabetes as well.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Myths About Depression Debunked!

Dr. Vishal P Gor 93% (884 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Psychiatric Medicine
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
5 Myths About Depression Debunked!

Depression is a mental health disorder where one experiences lack of interest in activities and has a continuously depressed mood. This can lead to serious impairments in the daily life of the affected person. Day by day, the number of patients suffering from depression is increasing. More than the facts, it is various myths people hear about depression that make them vulnerable.

Below are the five common myths and facts regarding depression-

Myth #1: Lazy people suffer from depression
People who have a lethargic life suffer from depression and hardworking people never experience it. This is probably one of the most widely believed myths about depression. However, in reality, it is excessive work pressure, overwork, the feeling of being bound with responsibilities and being exploited at the workplace that causes depression. Anyone can develop this mental condition, and workload and lifestyle do not always have something to do with depression.

Myth #2: Women are the main victims of depression
Another popular myth regarding depression is that it is women who mainly suffer from it. Yes, it is true that women are more sensitive than men, but developing depression has nothing to do with gender. Anyone, at any age, at any time, can suffer from depression.

Myth #3: Talking can never help in easing depression
There are some people who believe that depression is a mental health disorder. It is only treated with psychiatric medicines that can help in dealing with this condition. However, what they don't understand is that doing something constructive and having positive conversations with their loved ones can actually benefit their mental health. Even psychiatrists believe that talking sessions are one of the ways of treating depression.

Myth #4: Depression is the same as sadness
People who are constantly unhappy are often considered as being depressed. However, the fact is that sadness and depression are two different things. While one can get over the former condition of feeling low and sad, suffering from depression leads to chemical changes inside the brain, causing changes in the behaviour, thinking, etc. of the affected person, thereby persistently damaging one’s life.

Myth #5: There’s no link between depression and physical exercise
Many people assume that physical exercise isn't helpful in dealing with depression since it's a mental illness and not a physical condition. However, the fact is that moderate amount of physical exercise not only helps in improving mental traits but also boosts the concentration power of the person, while preventing lethargy.

No matter how mild or serious the form of depression one suffers from, opting for psychiatric help becomes crucial to avoid risks of deterioration of the condition in any way. After all, a professional psychiatrist can not only help one suffering from depression by treating them with necessary medications and therapies but also help in differentiating the facts from the myths thoroughly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Psychiatric Illness In Family - Understanding Its Effects!

Dr. Indranil Saha 91% (164 ratings)
MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Psychiatric Illness In Family - Understanding Its Effects!

Mental illness affects the patient as well as the immediate family. Once the affected member has been diagnosed with a mental illness, his family members find it difficult to accept this situation. They are in a state of denial. This state later gives way to feelings of frustration, resentment, anger and helplessness.

To overcome these feelings, it is important for the family to move beyond the mental illness of its relative and not away from him. The family members must accept the reality that someone among them is ill and it is their duty to help him recover from his mental illness.

Effect of social stigma

  1. Unfortunately, mental illness draws social stigma. Many relatives of mentally ill people who are afflicted do not discuss their predicament with others. The reason is not too hard to discover- large sections of society think that mental illness is something very horrible. Very few people know that psychiatric disorders are treatable and they are as good or bad a disease as others.
  2. Strangely, while the society comes out in support of people suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases, in cases of mental illness it adopts a position of aloofness. The underlying thought in the minds of people is that there must be something wrong in the family of the mental illness patient.
  3. The net result is that the family withdraws from the society and gets into a shell. Guests are not invited over on social occasions and it often happens that the family gets into depression.
  4. Coping with frustration and helplessness
  5. Psychiatrists also point out to another range of emotions affecting the family members of a mentally ill person- feelings of frustration, helplessness and anger.
  6. Imagine a situation where a schizophrenic child is unable to perform even normal tasks, such as eating food. The parent will try to convince the child to have her food but the mentally ill child cannot perform even that basic function. Unless the parent understands that this is not a normal child, she will continue to try to feed it. The child will, on the other hand, resist. This will continue till the time when the parent gets frustrated and angry at her child’s behaviour. The parent will wonder why her child is not having the food by herself.
  7. This situation will not arise if the parent and other family members accept that the child is ill and needs medical intervention.
  8. This feeling can later lead to a sense of resentment and anger. Family ties can be ruptured because the members would begin to think that their social activities depend upon the medical condition of their sick family member who needs constant attention.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Surprising Signs Of Depression

Dr. Vinesh Chandramaniya 90% (70 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Surprising Signs Of Depression

9 surprising symptoms of depression
1. You are in pain. - muscle pains just don't seem to go away.
2. You are gaining weight and cannot control on the comfort food.
3. You lose it quickly - anything can make you loose your anger. The anger comes out in really bad ways on loved ones or even objects around you.
4. You feel numb and nothingness. You are losing your sense of feeling emotions.
5. You have started drinking more or started taking more medicines to sleep.
6. You are glued to social media. - you are always on facebook, instagram, whatsapp or tinder. Even a small like or comment affects you.
7. You are thinking of imaginative events. 
8. You find it impossible to reach a decision. 
9. You are not taking care of yourself. Dressing, hair and cutting nails is secondary activity.
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