What is Depression?

Depression is a mental condition that pessimistically disturbs how you think, the way you feel, and how you act out. The origin of depression, from an Ayurvedic viewpoint, is too complicated to set out here. In short, we can say that as of certain etiologic dynamics, vata from the colon, pitta from the intestine, or kapha from the stomach penetrates the general circulation and lodges in the nervous system, affects the normal operation of the brain and nervous system, and triggers depression.

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

Typical: There are various symptoms of depression and completely vary from person to person. However, there are some typical symptoms that are most common in all depressed people. A person who is depressed tend to lose any interest in usual activities, like meeting friends and family or going out with them, sleep disturbances like, oversleeping or insomnia, bad temper, agitation, always feeling exhausted and tired, poor appetite or overeating, trouble concentrating and making decisions, reduced sex drive.
Might Experience: fear, anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia.

What are the Causes of Depression?

There can be several causes of depression, like some psychiatric ailments can cause this condition, or maybe if someone is physically ill, they may develop depression. People who are physically, sexually, and emotionally abused tend to go depressed for a long time. The death of a close one can also cause depression greatly. Apart from that, there are various other factors as well like stress at work, gender inequality, relationship issues, etc.

When to see a Doctor?

Depression is a severe health situation that involves the care of a physician. Minor or preclinical issues may occasionally be entirely cured using some Ayurvedic suggestions, but then again, they are not a replacement for consulting with a doctor.

Regular screening: If your depression doesn’t quickly start to lighten by using Ayurvedic home treatments, please refer to a doctor.

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Depression

Some causes of depression cannot be prevented. There are causes that are not in our hands but there are ways to deal with them. However, some causes may be controlled and prevented by making some changes in your lifestyle or by simply improving your thought process. The most important thing is to deal with your stress. Taking good care of yourself, having enough sleep, and eating clean and healthy with a proper workout will help you in achieving that. Talking to your family and friends and sharing your problems with them will surely help if your times get hard. Nevertheless, get help immediately if you are depressed as the wait may have the worst impact on this condition.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Depression

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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