Are you depressed?

By Dr. Puneet Arora

If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms—especially the first two—and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from depression.

• You feel hopeless and helpless?

• You’ve lost interest in friends, activities, and things you used to enjoy?

• You feel tired all the time?

• Your sleep and appetite has changed?

• You can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult?

• You can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try?

• You are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual?

• You’re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behaviour?

Causes and risk factors for depression:

• Loneliness.

• Lack of social support.

• Recent stressful life experiences.

• Family history of depression.

• Marital or relationship problems.

• Financial strain.

• Early childhood trauma or abuse.

• Alcohol or drug abuse.

• Unemployment or underemployment.

• Prolonged and mal-treated health problems.

Road to recovery:

• ‘TALK’- This is the first and primary step on the road to recovery. Talk your heart out to the people you trust, like or love but face to face, not on phone or messages.

• Put on some music and dance around. It will help in releasing negative energy and make you relax.

• Keep a pet. It will make you feel emotionally more relaxed and stable.

• Pair up with an exercise partner.

• Involve yourself in small household works to divert your attention from the problem area.

• THROW AWAY your gadgets as soon as possible. In this modern world of technology, gadgets like smart phones, laptops, tablets and PSPs are the biggest threat to emotions, creativity and warm relations.

Homoeopathic approach:

It’s all in the cause which makes a true homoeopath prescribe for depression. Homoeopathy has shown wonderful, curative action in cases suffering from depression.

Since my previous articles, I m emphasizing that “Homoeopathy treats the man in disease not disease in man”, which is the base of homoeopathy and it implies here also. Here, when a homoeopath prescribes, after taking the whole life situation of the patient in scenario, cure is surely hoped for.

Homoeopathy helps in correction of psych of the person.

Medicines like Ignatia, Natrium mur, Arsenic alb, Aurum Met, Sepia are the commonest remedies in homoeopathy for depression but all the prescriptions in right homoeopathy are based on true picture of disease as well as the patient so before prescription, case taking is required for eliciting the root cause of disease and how the person reacted to the situation.

Dr. Puneet Arora and Dr. Kritika Arora are practicing in Delhi at Urjaa Homoeo Clinic and can be contacted over Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Twitter handle: @DrPuneetArora1 and Facebook page: