Depression is not just a very common disease, it has also become one of the most misunderstood disorders. In fact, depression can be very psychologically, physically, and chemically disabling for the sufferer.

Think of someone with cancer or diabetes, who is “happy” as you would not want them to die and would have them undergoing treatment. What about someone with serious heart disease? They may be happy, but they certainly wouldn’t want to live anymore.

The main problem in describing depression is that so many people have different definitions of what a mood disorder is. Some experts will include symptoms such as being irritable and anxious, experiencing feelings of guilt and failure, not going out much, not being able to sleep, and they list these in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Other experts will include all of these together and define it as bipolar disorder.

I believe we should be looking at the symptoms of a mood disorder to identify whether the person’s ability to do things is reduced or not. If the person has their major depression symptoms, but they still can get out and do things then it is still a mood disorder but just differently. If on the other hand they are unable to get out or have severe problems with a new relationship, this is a major depression.

This makes sense to me because in our society depression does really affect a person’s life, financially, emotionally, and mentally. It really takes its toll. Therefore, if this is one of the main causes of depression we need to look at ways to help the sufferer.

Depression may be caused by a loss of a loved one, the death of a friend or family member, stress, low self-esteem, loss of employment, divorce, loss of a loved one, and loss of ability to cope with everyday life events. These things will definitely bring on bouts of depression. How many times have you heard someone say they had “depression” when it is not actually depression but just the normal ups and downs of life?

There are many ways of treating depression. You can try counseling, take medication, and try and manage it with things like therapy and self-help or you can choose a natural approach that usually uses homeopathic remedies. Which one should you use? If you find that you have tried medication and are not getting any better than go for a natural one.

The natural approach is usually much more effective and even more cost-effective than other methods. It is also very cost-effective and there are many over the counter supplements that contain ingredients such as ginkgo biloba and d-limonene, which have been proven to help improve mood.

Some scientists believe that there are many other causes of depression that might be treated using natural approaches, such as stress-induced episodes, traumatic events, childhood traumas, and certain chemical imbalances in the brain. With homeopathy, there is a possibility that even if you suffer from multiple types of depression, one type could be treated with a homeopathic remedy. Numerous patients have reported they have been helped by their homeopathic treatment.

It is highly likely that there is a severe genetic factor behind some forms of major depressive disorder and this could explain why children of depressed parents suffer more from depression. So it would be advisable to discuss your child’s possible depression with their doctors.

It is very important to have your thyroid, adrenal glands and other important glands in balance and to make sure that they are functioning well. So, what is the answer? There are many options, but you must consult your doctor and do what is best for your health.

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