Anxiety and depression

Anxiety is a class of mental disorder characterized by constant boundless worry and fear that disturbs his or her daily life. It is also called as Anxiety Neurosis, for stamping the disease symptoms need to be present at least for 6 months.

In this condition, patient always broods over the fear and feels insecured about family, financial relationships etc.

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  • 1) Hereditary
  • 2) Environmental
  • 3) Life style changes
  • 4) Neurological disorders
  • 5) Psychological disorders
  • 6) Hormonal changes
  • 7) Personal developmental changes
  • 8) Family impression

Types of anxiety:

Generalized anxiety disorder – All phobias

Social anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder: There is excessive worry accompanied by 3 or more of the symptoms. It is seen children, especially at the age of 8 to 9 years. It may disturb qualitative life style and symptoms like restlessness, fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability and sleep disturbances etc. Children may suffer from restlessness, headache and abdominal pain and palpitation and fear etc. Specific phobias may lead to anxiety.

Specific phobias:

Agoraphobia: Fear of being in certain places like open and public places

Claustrophobia: Fear of closed places, narrow places

Acrophobia: Fear of high places

Monophobia: Fear of being alone

Nictophobia: Fear of darkness

Ocholophobia (demophobia): Fear of crowd

Xenophobia: Fear of strangers

Hypochondriac: Fear of becoming ill

Social anxiety disorder:: Fear of getting into social well being.

Complications: Further anxiety may also result in severe complications like heart failure with severe stress. It may also lead to several health issues like hypertension, psychological disorders, mental stress etc.

Depression: Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of pleasure and interest. Most commonly seen in women during antenatal and postnatal period due to some hormonal changes, symptoms may include demoarse, depressed, insomnia, hypersomnia, suicidal tendency, unintentional weight loss (anorexia nervosa), nutritional deficiency, fatigue, impaired ability to concentrate.

Causes of depression:

  • 1) Hereditary
  • 2) Environmental
  • 3) Psychological
  • 4) Life events
  • 5) Abuse of alcohol
  • 6) Past head injury
  • 7) Excessive use of drugs
  • 8) Hormonal changes

Types of depression:

Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) – symptoms should persist for at least 2 years

Perinatal or postpartal depression – Due to hormonal changes during and after pregnancy

Psychotic depression – along with other psychotic disorders

Seasonal effective depression

Bipolar depressive disorder – Altered mood swings

Role of Homeopathy: At Sathyam Homeopathy we treat every individual as a new patient. Based on the totality of symptoms (constitution of the individual both physical and mental status) and present symptomatology, we prescribe a similimum remedy which helps to remove the root cause of the disease, maintaining the better quality of the individual. As there are no side effects with homeopathic medicines and these medicines can be administered for all age groups, we can reduce the percentage of people suffering from anxiety and depression to lead a better life. In homeopathic case taking high value and importance is given for mental symptoms and with that Constitutional medicines are prescribed for betterment of physical as well as mental sufferings of human beings.