Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as - Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is a emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.
The most striking symptoms of depression are an acute sense of loss, inexplicable sadness, loss of energy, lack of interest in the world around and fatigue. A disturbed sleep is a frequent occurrence. Other symptoms of depression are loss of appetite, giddiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration, and indecisiveness. Cases of severe depression may be characterized by low body temperature, low blood pressure, and hot flushes and shivering.
Prolonged periods of anxiety and tension can cause mental depression. The excessive and indiscriminate use of drugs also leads to faulty assimilation of vitamins and minerals by the body and ultimately causes depression.
Herbal Home Remedy
The diet of the person suffering from depression should completely exclude tea, coffee, alcohol, colas and all colored food. Try to take more vegetables and fresh fruits and fruit juices.