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Top 5 Homeopathic Remedies for Depression


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 a great form of alternative medicine and natural therapy for depression.

Ignatia Amara – My First Choice for Treating Depression

Ignatia Amara is one of the top grade and also the most commonly used homeopathic remedy for treating depression. It works very well for depression of recent origin. The person needing Ignatia Amara majorly presents with extreme sadness and weeping. They also desire loneliness and avoid  meeting people. They get absorbed in grief . Intense hopelessness also prevails. They also get offended very easily and may have with sudden mood fluctuations.

 Natrum Mur –  For  Chronic Depression

Natrum Mur is a most used homeopathic medicine for treating chronic depression. It works wonders in helping a person to come out of long term chronic depression. The person requiring Natrum Mur constantly dwells on the past unpleasant memories with intense sadness and crying spells. They bear their grief in loneliness. They isolate themselves and avoid to going out. They are reserved personalities and do not wish to share their grief with others. Consolation from others is also not much appreciated. They are also prone to get irritated and get offended very easily. Natrum Mur is very helpful for persons who are suffering since some major disappointments in life, disrupted relationships, after a loss of loved ones etc.

 

Aurum Met – For Major Depression With Suicidal Thoughts

Aurum Met is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for treating major depression where suicidal thoughts prevail. The features that guide the use of Aurum Met include great depression with a feeling of profound hopelessness, loss of love for life and suicidal thoughts. The person needing Aurum Met is usually tired of life; thinks that life is a burden and for him , future seems dark with no hope left. There is a strong sense of worthlessness . They also have self-criticizing and self-reproaching behavior. Along with this, they cannot bear slight contradiction.They get angry very quickly . Aurum Met will help a person come out of dark, gloomy depression and bring a ray of hope to him.

 

Sepia – for depression with marked indifference to everything

Sepia is indicated when the patient shows marked indifferent behavior along with symptoms of depression. The  indifference is more towards family members/ friends and towards life. They are also averse to do any work. They lack interest in any activities or entertainment whic they were previously fond off . They desire solitude and often are foung sitting quietly in loneliness. Extreme irritability with intense sadness, gloominess is also present. Sepia also stands among top grade homeopathic medicine for depression in women arising after childbirth or around their menopause time.

 

 Kali Phos – After overuse of Brain with intense weakness

 Kali Phos is suitable homeopathic medicine for treating depression attended with extreme weakness. The symptoms pointing towards the use of Kali Phos are sadness, gloominess, aversion to talking, continual weeping, moaning, negative thinking and excessive weakness/fatigue. Sleeplessness is also there along with these symptoms. It is frequently indicated when stress and gloominess result out of overuse of mental power. Other accompanying symptoms include weak memory, dullness of mind and anxiety about future.

Advantages of using Homeopathy for Depression

The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the 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.

What are the signs of depression?

Following are the symptoms of depression and if three to five or more of the following symptoms which persist for more than 2 weeks, there are chances that one might be suffering from depression. Persistent low or sad mood, Loss of interest or pleasure in activities including sex. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism .Sleeping too much or too little, often feeling tired and feeling “slowed down?. Suicidal thoughts and attempts. Restlessness, irritability, anger and excessive weeping. Having difficulty in concentrating and application of mind.

What are the causes of depression?

Changes at the biochemical levels in the brain are responsible for some forms .

People having too much or too little of these bio-chemicals called “Neuro-transmitters” can lead to depression.

Genetic factor also plays an important role in the causation.

Difficult life events e.g. loss of loved one, divorce, financial problems etc. can contribute to the onset of depression.

Nearly twice as many women as men are affected by a depression.

Depression frequently co-occurs with other physical illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.

Can Homeopathy cure depression ?

The first question that comes to one mind is that can homeopathy cure depression ? Clinical depression is very much treatable withNatural homeopathic Medicines. Early treatment is more effective and helps prevent the likelihood of serious recurrences. Homoeopathic medicine Ignatia Amara, leads the list homeopathic medicines for depression. For patients requiring Ignatia, the key indications are Persistent dull mood, inability to enjoy, tearful, non communicative and withdrawn. It is very useful in depressions arising after grief and mental shocks. Aurum Metallicum is indicated in cases where suicidal thoughts and tendency is present. Natrum Mur and Carcinocin are often employed to treat chronic and serious forms of depression.

For Anxiety and Depression

Homeopathic medicine Aconite is one of the leading medicine for treating acute anxiety problem . Suddenness of anxiety calls for the use of this medicine .The symptoms appear very suddenly and may give the patient a feeling of impending doom. This is one of the best medicine for use in acute panic attacks . Homeopathic medicines for generalized anxiety disorder are Arsenic Album and Argentum Nitricum

Which is the Best remedy for Stress ?

I would rank kali phos as the top medicine for treating stress . It is very helpful in treating depression that results from overworked minds . It is also indicated in “fatigued Minds ” eg students who overstudy .

Depression in Teenagers

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 . Homeopathic remedies for  teenagers are no different from those used for treating depression in adults . Ignatia and Kali phos are two leading medicines for treating depression in teenagers .

Treating depression Major

Depression major refers to advanced forms of depression where there is extreme hopelessness with marked symptoms of suicidal thoughts. Homeopathic medicine Aurum Metallicum is one the best homeopathic remedies  for treating this condition

Insomnia due to Depression

Although the Indicated homeopathic medicines for depression give relief to the symptoms of sleeplessness , if they persist beyond that homeopathic medicine Coffea cruda or kali phos can be used to treat insomnia in depression.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder or depression that occurs in winters can be very effective treated with homeopathy . The treatment for Seasonal affective disorder is dependant upon the nature of symptoms exhibited by the patient . I have in my personal experience found Ignatia to be very effective homeopathic cure for Seasonal affective disorder.

 Depression During  Menopause.

Homeopathy for Menopause – Menopause can be a major turning event in the life of a woman . It is very common for women passing through menopause to go through depression during this phase. Homeopathic medicine Sepia and Lachesis are the top homeopathic remedies for this condition

 

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Comments

  1. I am 67 had fracture on Wright foot 3weeks ago plastered. Can you please suggest medicine for quick recovery. Thanks

  2. Louise Sunde says:

    Please I need something for post operation depression. I feel sad, hopeless, unmotivated, poor sleeping, tired, lethargic and no appetite. Thank you! Louise Sunde

  3. Ranjit kumar says:

    Please suggest me homeopathic combination medicine for Gad&depression

  4. Pls suggest me the homyopathy medicine for anxiety and depression

    • Mukesh Kumar k says:

      In certain occasions i am undergoing anxiety and depression. Sleeplessness in some days is another problem. During stress right side stomach muscles get tightned and muscle pain occurs. Using breathing techniques i used to manage these things. Kindly suggest some medicine for over thought and sleeplessness and becoming calm

  5. Dipti Mudgal says:

    Can we take a combination of the above listed medicines?

    • Hi Dr Sharma

      My son was diagnosed with Schizophrenia very late at around 28 yrs of age. He was put on Clozapine and that helped him with his positive symptoms. But he still has social withdrawal and motivation issues. The doctors say it could be depression. Is there any homeopathic medication that you can refer for his condition. There are allopathic medicine for that but I want to try homeopathic first. Please let me know at the earliest.
      Thanks
      Ruchi

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