Have you ever been with a person who was physically normal but was continuously being tormented by his inner self?  Let’s put it this way, have you ever experienced being close to someone EXPERIEMCING a mental break down and being crushed to a million pieces when everything else was just the same? These can be very sharp signals of the notorious depression.

Depression is a psychological disorder characterized by several multi-faceted socio behavioral factors. It is a state of extremely down moods and loathe towards the activities that affects the patient’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors and ultimately disturbs his entire life. The people who are depressed often feel anxious empty hearted, hopeless, sad, guilty, helpless, ashamed, worthless and restless. Depression is a feature of psychiatric syndromes but it is somewhat “normal” to some people. You may consider it as a state of emotional disturbance rather than a medical issue.

Types of depression

There are few different forms of depression commonly seen in our social circles, such as

Psychotic disorder: The person going through a psychotic depression or disorder experiences bout of severe depression with some form of psychosis- delusions or false beliefs and hallucinations characterized with imagining sounds and visions.

Postpartum depression: This type of depression is experienced by women during the late stages of pregnancy and after delivery of their child. It is accompanied by extreme sadness, anxiety and exhaustion.

Seasonal affective depression/disorder: It arises during seasonal changes, especially during winter months when the sunlight is less frequent. It commonly disappears during spring and summer seasons.

Persistent depression: It is also known as dysthymia and usually lasts for two months. The patient experiences long term depressed temperaments. Sometimes, the symptoms of depression are less severe but it is persistent.

Symptoms of depression

  Not every depressed soul demonstrates symptoms of a psychotic nature and the people who do display such signs vary in the severity of the ailment. Some common symptoms of depression are a persistent anxiety accompanied by sadness and an empty heart. People also tend to feel hopelessness, guilt, loss of interest in daily life activities, insomnia, overeating, over sleeping, irritability, constant restlessness and a pessimistic approach towards almost every aspect of life.

Homeopathic cure for depression

For treating depression, one must see a psychiatrist for the proper prescriptions. He might suggest some anti- depressants which would increase the serotonin (happy hormone) levels in the brain and assist in getting rid of depression.

A homeopathic scheme for curing such depression and depression-like ailments is using curcumin products especially turmeric. Since, depression is an inflammatory disorder, the anti-inflammatory actions of curcumin help in restoring the normal functioning of the body. There is no particular dosage of turmeric, a homeopathic expert or physician might help you in estimating the right amount of curcmin required by your body.  But in general, if you have turmeric with high-curcumin concentration, one teaspoon of it per day, for approximately 4 weeks can be very helpful in curing depression.

Side effects and precautions

Although both turmeric and curcumin are quite safe to use, their therapeutic usage can cause some side effects too. These include

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • Upset stomach and overall digestive system

The chances of any risks and side effects can be reduced by starting with a small quantity or mild dose and gradually increasing up to the recommended dosage.