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Treating Post Partum Depression with Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies for Postpartum Depression

The birth of a child can be the most joyous moment for parents, especially the mother. However, in some cases, depression sets in after a woman gives birth to a child. This medical condition is known as Postpartum Depression. The exact cause is not known but hormonal changes have a role in causing Postpartum Depression. The main symptoms include sadness, weeping, anger, irritability, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, anxiety, hopelessness, feeling of worthlessness, aversion to company of family members and friends, thoughts of suicide and even of harming the baby. Homeopathy for depression and anxiety has proven itself to be the best and the most natural mode of treatment,specially for patients suffering from postpartum depression. The remedies for Postpartum Depression are made of natural substances and have no side effects that can bring permanent relief from the symptoms. The Homeopathic remedies for postpartum depression can effectively cure the condition as the homeopathic medicines work to root out the underlying cause of Postpartum Depression.

Top Homeopathic Remedies For Postpartum Depression

1. Best Remedies for Postpartum Depression with Sadness

Actaea Racemosa is the best natural medicine for Postpartum Depression where sadness and tearfulness predominate. The woman requiring this medicine is very sad, weeps a lot and the sadness gets worse from motion and cold. In some cases, the sadness is accompanied by the fear of going mad. Such a woman sits alone and cries. Another marked feature accompanying sadness is suspiciousness and the woman refuses to take any medicine. The woman also imagines things that trigger sadness like seeing rats running across the room and where everything seems confused and dark as if a black cloud has surrounded her. Cimicifuga Racemosa is the top remedy for patients of Postpartum Depression who complain of alteration in the physical and mental symptoms. Ignatia Amara is another good medicine for Postpartum Depression that presents itself in the form of sadness and tearfulness where the woman has a very sensitive mood and gets angry from even a slight contradiction. The woman requiring Ignatia Amara usually has a history of concentrated grief during pregnancy. In women who have difficulty in controlling their emotions and whose mood changes rapidly from happiness to sadness, Ignatia Amara can be of great help. Another two important medicines for tackling weeping and sadness during Postpartum Depression are Natrum Muriaticum and Pulsatilla Pratensis. Natrum Muriaticum is the best remedy for a woman who has an aversion to company, weeps alone and whose condition gets worse if someone tries to console her. The woman requiring Pulsatilla Pratensis, on the other hand, likes the company of people, weeps in front of anybody or everybody and always feels better when someone consoles her.

2. For Irritability in Postpartum Depression

Sepia Officinalis is the top natural medicine for tackling irritability over the slightest cause during Postpartum Depression. Irritability associated with the fear of being alone and aversion to do any work, either mental or physical, can be managed with this Homeopathic medicine. If irritability is present along with a marked aversion to talk, then too Sepia Officinalis is the best remedy. It is also the ideal medicine when the woman develops an aversion to family members who she loved and cared for before the onset of symptoms. Kali Carbonicum is a remedy of great help for women facing Postpartum Depression in whom irritability of the utmost degree has set in and the woman has a fear of ghosts and fears being left alone. Such a woman will be sleepless if left alone in a house. Lilium Tigrinum is another medicine that yields good results in Postpartum Depression where extreme irritability with violent palpitations are predominant symptoms. A symptom to take note of while recommending and using this medicine is an increase in irritability when spoken to where the woman will use the most violent and indecent words even if the other person is very mild in speech.

3. For anger during Postpartum Depression

Two best natural medicines for dealing with anger during Postpartum Depression are Belladonna and Chamomilla. Belladonna is the ideal medicine for women who complain of anger that comes and goes suddenly along with the face turning red. If anger is associated with violent acts like biting, striking or spitting on attendants, Belladonna is the ideal remedy. It is also of great help for women who want to run away, laugh excessively and tear things in fits of anger. Chamomilla is the best remedy for Postpartum Depression patients who easily get angry and turn quarrelsome with the use of wild language, and show no respect for others.

4. For Anxiety during Postpartum Depression

Aconitum Napellus is one of the best herbal remedies for depression and anxiety in Postpartum Depression patients who have a marked fear of death.The anxiety that gets worse in crowded places and while crossing the streets points towards the use of Aconitum Napellus. Another symptom to take note of is extreme restlessness that makes the person do everything hastily. Aconitum Napellus is the best cure for depression and is very beneficial in all those cases where acute, sudden and violent attacks of anxiety occur with a marked fear of death and open air makes the Postpartum Depression patient feel better. There’s also an increased thirst for large quantities of cold water during the anxiety attack. Arsenicum Album is another remedy of great help for anxiety with fear of death in Postpartum Depression patients. The patient refuses to take the medicine because she thinks that death is near and it’s useless to take any medicine. This symptom is accompanied by marked restlessness, making the patient continually change position, excessive weakness and the tendency to even faint. The anxiety attacks that get worse at night and make the person fearful to be alone also guide towards the use of Arsenicum Album.

5. For Sleeplessness in Postpartum Depression

Coffea Cruda is one of the best cures for depression and is a wonderful remedy to cope with the problem of sleeplessness in women going through Postpartum Depression. The patients requiring Coffea Cruda go sleepless due to the mind being occupied with too many ideas. Oversensitive patients who have sudden mood changes from laughing to weeping and who experience sleeplessness that gets worse after 3 am can greatly benefit from this medicine. Coffea Cruda and Opium are natural remedies for depression where Opium can be given to patients who feel sleepy but remain awake due to the acuteness of hearing. Distant noises like cocks crowing keep them awake.

6. Where there is a Feeling of Worthlessness and Suicidal Thoughts

Aurum Metallicum is the top natural remedy for Postpartum Depression patients as it provides holistic treatment for depression and is indicated in patients who feel it’s useless to live, life is a burden and constantly think of committing suicide. Such women easily get angry over the slightest contradiction and any fright brings a feeling of depression. Natrum Sulphuricum too is a top remedy for suicidal thoughts and a feeling of worthlessness in Postpartum Depression patients. The patients have to exercise much self-control to prevent themselves from committing suicide.The patients who are very sad with an aversion to talking to others can benefit by this medicine. Such a person cannot be made happy and even lively music is of no help.

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Comments

  1. Hello Dr. Harma,

    I started to experience anxiety and fear, sociofobia etc. 7 months after my baby was born. Also, suisidal thoughts on top this bad condition.
    I’ve been on antidepressants for 3 months, such as Effexor and Lamictal, and they are working only partially. I still don’t have emotions (neither can cry, nor laugh). I’m so sad that I involved those harsh chemicals into my body.
    My question is: do you know if it’s possible to change from the pills into the natural remedies?

  2. Hi dr. Sharma. How about postpartum symptom, combination of sadness, anger and get easily annoyed since i tandem nursing my 2 babies,its so exhausting, i couldnt do any chores at all. Just stay on bed all day long and i feel useless because i cant do cleaning. The house is not in a clean n organized make me more angry

  3. Hi Dr. sharma,

    I experienced ppd with my first child who is now 3.5 yrs. During that time my husband under went brain surgery and my job situation was tough and my son was a poor sleeper. I felt that because of this all my ppd was brought on or enhanced. I had my second child who is 7 months old and unfortunately I am experiencing some of the same feelings as the first time. I get anxiety as well as things can seem insurmountable and overwhelming/never ending. My daughter is a poor sleeper as well and there has been a lot of stress around that and also some food allergies she is presenting. i would love some thoughts on homeopathic options.

    Thanks!

  4. Poonam Vyas says:

    Hello Dr. I am Poonam Vyas. I had my baby on 1st Nov 2017. I am suffering from postpartum depression,anxiety,tearfulness&fear. Plz advise me what medicine to take. It’s really very difficult situation for me. Please advise

  5. Hi doctor I’ve been suffering from postpartum depression for last 3 and half year .I m taking medicine continuously BT all in vain.I be became slow and gain weight. After sleep I feel sleep.major problem iz with my vision sometime it becomes zero.I’m doing a bsy job and tried my level best to get recovered.can I get better.I wana become fresh and active.thanks.shizs

  6. Gazala Khan says:

    Hello…sir this Gazala Khan from Mumbai. Ghabarth hoti ki main marr jaogi bohot jyada darr lagta aur bura bura khayal aata hai is …Pura pura din ghabarth hoti hai kuch bhi acha nahi lagta aisa lagta main marr jaogi
    Mere beta kya hoga usko kon dekhega mujhe sa bhul jayega
    Bohot bohot darr lagata hai
    Pls kuch kariye ????????

  7. Dear Dr. Sharma,

    My name is Alma. I believe I am suffering from Postpartum Depression (PPD). I have a 3 week old baby boy. Since I gave birth, I have cried every single day. I feel an immense sadness and have feelings of worthlessness. I feel fatigued and have mood swings. I believe homeopathy could me. I look forward to hearing from you.

  8. Niti kumari says:

    Dr mai Nitu Kumari mera first delivery 23 03 2013 ko hu tha uske char mahine bad muje apne bache ko jaan se Maarne jaise khyal ane laga kabhi apne ko or pati ko bhi Maarne ka khyal ata h akele me darr ghabrahat hoti h ye soch kar ki mai kuch kar na du bus Marne Maarne ka hi khayal ata h aise mera behavior normal rehta h per Maarne ka soch ker hi muje dar ghabrahat hona shuru ho jata h or mai use control nahi kar pati ap muje aisa ilaj batae ki mere man me ye bure khyal na aae or dar ghabrahat bhi na ho or abhi char mahine pehle meri dusra baby hua h to mai abhi breastfeeding bhi kar rahi hu pl ap muje perfect treatment de or kitna samay lagega thik hone me or pura thik hoga ki nahi ye bhi batae or isme koi side effect hai to ye bhi batae maine teen saalo me Kai mahine alopathik medicine bhi liya per koi khas faeda nahi hua abhi mai pehle se kafi acha mehsoos hota h per jad se khatam nahi ho raha hh akele me Jada hota h kya ye apne aap thik ho jaega to ye bhi batae

  9. Hello Sir..

    I’m suffering from L3, L4 and L5/S1 disc prolapsed. In the year I had Lumbar Laminectomy for L5/S1. Every year I get this pain kills me, go for MRI every year and nothing happens. Taking Pain killers such as steroids cannot sit, walk, and sleep. Every year go to physiotherapy also. It gives me some relieve but not completely. Last time the physiotherapist did some mistake and my lower abdomen started pain even till today it is there.
    Finally I’m approaching you. I need walk sit and do some exercises to reduce my weight. I’m 195lbs and 5’9″ height. Any solutions ….Please reply

    Thanks…

  10. Dr. Sherma,
    The topic of post postpartum depression can be viewed by some as shameful and therefor not discussed openly. This period in a woman’s life is flooded with hormones and countless challenges that add to the dilemma. One of the foundations of Homeopathy is to address each individual from a holistic approach. The holistic point of view takes into consideration that we are human beings with a mind-body connection. We are not a list just a list of symptoms that can be masked with pharmaceuticals. This is one of conventional medicines major imperfections. The medical approach to postpartum depression may include hormone replacement therapy and antidepressants. There are a multitude of adverse side effects that may carry over to mother and baby. The homeopathic approach offers treatments that get down to the source of an issue while also providing safe remedies.

    Brooke

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