To choose the best homeopathic remedies for depression, first lets try and understand what depression actually is.
Depression: A feeling of severe despondency and dejection.
Listed below are some organs and the most probable emotional cause or situation that gives rise to depression:
Adrenal cortex - Wrong direction, lost
Bladder - Ugly conflict, dirty tricks being played, territory
Bone: Lack of self-worth, inferiority feeling
Breast milk gland: Involving care or disharmony
Breast milk duct: Fear of Separation
Breast, left: problems with child, home, mother
Breast, right: Conflict with partner or others
Bronchioles, Bladder: problems with land, territory
Cervix: Severe frustration
Colon: Ugly indigestible facts
Esophagus: Cannot have it or swallow it
Gall Bladder: Rivalry
Heart: Perpetual conflict
Intestines: Indigestible anger, indignation
Kidneys: Not wanting to live
Larynx: fear and fright
Liver: Fear of starvation
Lung: Fear of dying or suffocation, including fear for someone else
Lymph glands: Loss of self-worth
Melanoma: feeling dirty, embarrassed
Middle ear: Not being able to get some vital information
Mouth: Cannot chew or hold it
Pancreas: Anxiety-anger conflict with family members, inheritance
Prostate: Ugly conflict with sexual connections or connotations
Rectum: Fear of being useless
Skin: Loss of integrity, separation
Spleen: Shock of being physically or emotionally wounded
Stomach: Indigestible anger, tolerated too much Testes and Ovaries: Loss
Thyroid: Feeling powerless
Uterus: Sexual problems with partner.
What Are the Main Causes of Depression?
There are a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, including the following:
- Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can increase the vulnerability to clinical depression later in life. These causes have struck the subject young. As early as in first 5 years after birth in most cases.
- Certain medications, Some drugs, such as isotretinoin (used to treat acne), the antiviral drug interferon-alpha, and corticosteroids, can increase your risk of depression. These drugs cause suppression of natural defense mechanisms and hence lead to depression.
- Depression in someone who has the biological vulnerability to develop depression may result from personal conflicts or disputes with family members or friends. Depression can be inherited (genes from parents) or acquired (from social environment)
- Death or a loss. Sadness or grief, from the death or loss of a loved one, though natural, may increase the risk of depression. Out of several natural reactions like shock, anger, joy, indifference, these subjects react with grief.
- A family history of depression may increase the risk. It's thought that depression is a complex trait, meaning that there are probably many different genes that each exert small effects, rather than a single gene that contributes to disease risk. The genetics of depression, like most psychiatric disorders, are not as simple or straightforward as in purely genetic diseases such as chorea or cystic fibrosis.
- Depression can be inherited (genes from parents) or acquired (from social environment).
- Major events. Even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, or getting married can lead to depression. So can moving, losing a job or income, getting divorced, or retiring. However, the syndrome of clinical depression is never just a "normal" response to stressful life events. Out of several natural reactions like shock, anger, joy, indifference, these subjects react with grief.
- Other personal problems. Problems such as social isolation due to other mental illnesses or being cast out of a family or social group can contribute to the risk of developing clinical depression.
- Serious illnesses. Sometimes depression co-exists with a major illness or may be triggered by another medical condition.
- Substance abuse: Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also have major or clinical depression.
Listed below are some important Homeopathic remedies for specific emotions as a reaction to stressful situations
Suppressed anger: Aconite, Aurum metallicum, Belladonna, Coffea cruda, Nux-vomica, Bryonia, Chamomilla, Sulphur, Veratrum album.
Loss of a loved one (man or pet): Aurum metallicum, Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, Ignatia, Natrum-mur, Causticum, Antimonium crudum, Phosphoric acid
Joy (increased serotonin and endorphin): Opium, China, Coffea, Aconite, Pulsatilla
Loss in Business/Money/Prestige: Arnica, Rhus-tox, Veratrum album, Sarsaparilla, Arsenicum Album, Calcarea Carbonica, Ignatia, Nux-vomica
The above remedies to be taken under guidance of an expert homeopath as the constitutional picture must match holistically.
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