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Treatment of Depression!

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Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  14years experience
Treatment of Depression!

Treatment of Depression

Homeopathic Treatment of Depression
Acupuncture Treatment of Depression
Psychotherapy Treatment of Depression
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Depression
Surgical Treatment of Depression
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Depression
Other Treatment of Depression
What is Depression
Symptoms of Depression
Causes of Depression
Risk factors of Depression
Complications of Depression
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Depression
Precautions & Prevention of Depression
Treatment of Depression

Homeopathic Treatment of Depression

Homeopathy is safe, natural and effective treatment of depression. There are several medicines in Homeopathy to treat Depression and the selection of medicine varies from case to case. Homeopathy offers good long term management. Following are the homeopathy medicines for Depression

Arsenic
Aurum M
Sepia
Nat M
Phos Ac
Varatum-alb 

Acupuncture Treatment of Depression

Acupuncture helps in reducing the symptoms of depression such as depressed mood, low energy level, laziness, lack of interest, and boredom etc.  The results of Acupuncture treatment are very positive and effective.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Depression

Psychotherapy treatment is very useful in Depression.  In Psychotherapy, the doctor will know the full patient history.  At counseling patient will answer the questions about their problem and main reason of depression. It teaches skills for preventing, managing and minimizing mood swings. Hypnotherapy is very effective in curing root cause of depression and stabilizing emotional state.                                             

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Depression

Allopathic Treatment is very effective in regulating bipolar depression. Medicines such as lithium, carbamazepine, and valproate are indicated for the maintenance treatment of depression. 

Surgical Treatment of Depression

Bilateral cingulotomy is a surgical procedure which may be performed in cases of treatment-resistant mental illnesses for depression and major depression. 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Depression

Avoid alcohol
Reduce intake of caffeine and sugar
Take omega-3 (fish oil), and folic acid 
Other Treatment of Depression

Yoga, makes you more aware of mood swings, and helps you remain calm.
Regular exercise including aerobic exercise 

What is Depression?

Depression is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. It is a psychiatric illness that causes major disruptions in lifestyle and health. It occurs in both men and women. 

Symptoms of Depression

Damaged relationships
Poor performance in school or job
Attempting suicide
Increased physical activity
Being restless or irritable
Inability to concentrate or in making decisions
Feeling tired and aggressive behavior
Feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness

Causes of Depression

Genetic cause
Hormonal imbalances
Significant loss or high stress
Self-esteem
Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters 

Risk factors of Depression

High stress
Drug abuse
Women may be more likely than men to have depression.
Major life changes, such as divorce and the death of a relative
Having other family members with depression

Complications of Depression

Suicidal thoughts
Serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer
Relationship Problems like fights and arguments
Migraine headaches
Severe backache or other pains
Substance Abuse such as Cigarette smoking and alcoholism
Sexual dysfunction
Sleep disorders

Diagnosis of Depression 

Diagnosis of Depression is based on your medical history and your family’s medical history. Doctor observes the signs and symptoms while interviewing you. There is no lab test that can diagnose depression. 

Precautions & Prevention of Depression

Eat a balanced diet.
Regular exercise
Avoid alcohol and drugs.
Reduce stress at work and at home.
Reduce caffeine
Adequate and regular sleep each night.

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