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Mental Health and Depression In Ayurveda

Mental health is a level of
psychological well-being, orencompasses our psychological, emotional and social
well-being and stability. It affects how we feel, think and cope with day to
day life. It also define how we handle
stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health and wellbeing is essential at every stage of life to lead a
healthy and happy life.

According to World Health
Organization (WHO) mental health includes “subjective well-being,
perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence,
and self-actualization of ones intellectual and emotional potential, among
others.

There are various types of mental
health problems, such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction,
and personality disorders.

Many people who are perfectly all
right can get affected by mental health problem over the period of life. Many
factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain
    chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as extreme trauma, loss of a loved oneor mental abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Here are some of the common
symptoms that can be early warning signs of mental illness:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too
    little
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling low , numb and hopeless all the time
  • Enduring smoking, drinking or drug abuse
  • Staying away from people and day to day
    activities
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge,
    angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Unprovoked yelling, fighting and being
    aggressive
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause
    problems in relationships
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not
    true
  • Acts of harming yourself or others

Depression

Depression
is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of
interest in all day today activity. It is not just negative thoughts, moods, and behaviours but,
alack of interest in daily bodily activities like eating, sleeping and sexual activities. Depression
is not normal sadness. It engulfs your
day-to-day life, clamps down your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have
fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense
and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.

Depression varies from person to person, but
there are some common signs and symptoms like:

  • Lack of sleep or feeling sleepy all the time
  • Inability to concentrate on a task or find that
    previously easy tasks are now difficult
  • Feeling hopeless,helpless and weak
  • Continuously having negative thoughts
  • Loss of appetite
  • More irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive
    than usual
  • Consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging
    in other reckless behavior
  • Having thoughts that life is not worth living

There can
be some differences in symptoms of depression depending on age, gender, and
ethnicity. Unlike common perception clinical depression is not a sign of
weakness it is an illness that needs to
be treated. A person cannot willing’s keep it today.

Ayurveda For Depression Treatment

Intake of modern medication for treating depression can lead to several side effects and complexities in the body. Moreover, it has been proven that these medications do not offer any real solution they just give temporary relief from depression and once the medications are stopped depression might reoccur.Choosing the right foodis the best way to show respect of our body and life. Anti-depressant drugs disturb the natural chemical balance of the brain functions and often cause terrible side effects.

Ayurvedaoffers natural and long lasting treatment for depression.
Ayurveda believes that depression occurs
due to several imbalances in the body and due to conflict of inner self.

At
Kairali depression is treated in a very personalized manner. Kairali Ayurveda
along with medications like Manasamitram
Gulika
also provides dietary and lifestyle changes , yoga therapy and positive thinking orientation to
treat depression. Kairali offers expert
Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda treatments for depression, anxiety and other
emotional difficulties.

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