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Dr Prakash Shah

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All depressed patients must be enquired specifically about suicidal ideations. Suicidal idea is a medical emergency. World over 1 million people commit suicide every year. 79% of patients who commit suicide contact their primary care provider in the last one year before their death and all most all in the last month before suicide. There are 20 non–fatal suicide attempts for every one completed suicide. Patients with prior history of attempted suicide are 5–6 times more likely to make another attempt.

Millions of people suffer from chronic depression. you or a loved one may have chronic depression. All chronic and long illnesses from heart disease to pain perception, sex, and sleep can complicate your life and produce untreated depression. Untreated depression may lead to serious and life threatening problems.


Types of Depression

Major depressive disorder is characterized by a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person's ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy once-pleasurable activities. They last longer and is disabling. It can prevent you from functioning normally, and  all time have depressed mood or loss of interest.

Chronic depression, is characterized by a long-term (two years or more) depressed mood. Chronic depression is less severe than major depression and typically does not disable the person.

Bipolar disorder is a complex mood disorder that alternates between periods of clinical depression and times of extreme excitation. Overeating, Oversleeping, Fatigue, Extreme sensitivity to rejection, Moods that worsen or improve in direct response to events. sadness and a pattern of loss of appetite and difficulty fall or staying asleep are also called atypical depression.

Almost twice as many women as men have major or clinical depression during hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, miscarriage, and menopause, women have biologically vulnerable to increased stress at home or at work, balancing family life with career, caring for an aging parent and raising a child will also increase the risk of depression.

Bipolar disorder is a serious condition, can cause mania, sleeplessness, sometimes for days, along with hallucinations, psychosis, delusions, or paranoid rage. Their depressive episodes can be more devastating and harder to treat 
The mood episodes associated with Bipolar disorder involve clinical depression or mania (extreme elation and high energy) with periods of normal mood and energy in between episodes. They may have disturbances in thinking. They may also have distortions of perception and impairment in social functioning.


Causes of Depression

Depression is an extremely complex disease. It occurs for a variety of reasons. People experience depression during medical illness. There are a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, Abuse. - Conflict. - Sadness or grief – Genetics - Serious illness.  - 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.

Children, siblings, and parents of people with severe depression are somewhat more likely to suffer from depression. Multiple genes interacting with one another in special ways probably contribute to the various types of depression that run in families.

A chronic illness causes depression. Not only does chronic pain hurt, it also disturbs your sleep, your ability to exercise and be active, your relationships, and your productivity at work. Can you see how chronic pain may also leave you feeling sad, isolated, and depressed?

Grief is a common response to loss. Losses that may lead to grief include the death or separation of a loved one, loss of a job, death or loss of a beloved pet, or any number of other changes in life, such as divorce, becoming an "empty nester," or retirement. few experience depression


Depression in Men

Signs of depression in men include irritability, anger, or drug and alcohol abuse. Repressing their feelings can result in violent behavior. It can also result in an increase in illness, suicide, and homicide. Men who suffer from clinical depression are less likely to seek help or even talk about their experience.

men tend to express symptoms differently. Common symptoms of depression include loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities, fatigue, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, and apathy. Depression in men may cause them to keep their feelings hidden. Instead of expressing a depressed mood, they may seem more irritable, hostile and aggressive.

Aging and senior men may have many medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, or other stressors that may contribute to depression. There is the loss of income and meaningful work. Retirement is difficult for many men because they end up with no routine or set schedule. These changes may increase the stress, a loss of self-esteem and may have depression. In addition, the death of family and friends, the onset of other health problems, and some medications – drugs itself - can contribute to depression in men.


Depression in Women

Depression in women is very common. In fact, women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men.

In women, depression may be more likely to cause feelings of sadness and worthlessness. Main symptoms of depression in women are Persistent sadness, anxious, or "empty" mood, Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying, Sleeping too much or too little, Thoughts of death or suicide, Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

Increased chance of depression in women may be related to changes in hormone levels that occur throughout a woman's life - puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, as well as after giving birth or experiencing a miscarriage. In addition, the hormone fluctuations that occur with each month's menstrual cycle probably contribute to premenstrual syndrome; -- a severe syndrome marked especially by depression, anxiety, and interferes with normal functioning of daily life.


What are depression treatment options

Just as no two people are affected the exact same way by depression same way there is no “one size fits all” treatment that cures depression. What works for one person might not work for another. The best way to treat depression is to become as informed as possible about the treatment options, and then tailor them to meet needs of depression.

  • It takes time to find the right treatment.
  • Depression is not just about a chemical imbalance in the brain it has many other aspects also. Medication may relieve some of the symptoms of depression, but it doesn’t cure the underlying problem. Antidepressant medications also come with side effects and safety concerns, and withdrawal can be very difficult.
  • Don’t rely on medications alone. Although medication can relieve the symptoms of depression, it is not usually suitable for long-term use. Other treatments, including exercise and NLP, can be just as effective as medication, often even more so, and don't come with unwanted side effects. If you do decide to try medication, remember that medication works best when you make healthy lifestyle changes as well.
  • Get social support. The more you cultivate your social connections, the more protected you are from depression. If you are feeling stuck, don’t hesitate to talk to trusted family members or friends, or seek out new connections at a depression support group, for example. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness and it won’t mean you’re a burden to others. Often, the simple act of talking to someone face to face can be an enormous help.
  • Treatment takes time and commitment. All of these depression treatments take time, and sometimes it might feel overwhelming or frustratingly slow. That is normal. Recovery usually has its ups and downs.

Lifestyle changes are simple but powerful tools in treating depression. Lifestyle changes go a long way towards helping lift depression.

Lifestyle changes that can treat depression

  • Exercise.
  • Nutrition.
  • Sleep.
  • Social support.
  • Stress reduction.



Depression Medicines

Antidepressants are often the first treatment people get for depression. If one antidepressant doesn't work well, psychiatrist try another drug of the same class or a different class of depression medicines altogether. Psychiatrist might also try changing the dose. In some cases, psychiatrist might recommend taking more than one medication for your depression.

Anyone with mild or moderate depression can potentially benefit even without taking medication. A number of studies have shown NLP to be at least as effective as antidepressants in treating mild and moderate depression. Studies also show that a combination of antidepressants and NLP can be effective in treating major depression.


Homeopathy for Depression

Half the American population has tried a powerful psychotropic medication like Prozac or Zoloft for depression,
And rarely do they promise cure, or control of the disease. But the drugs used to control the disease create a second disease picture with their numerous side effects. In Western medicine we have very few psychotropic drugs, none without side effects, some very debilitating.

Western medicine does not give us the power to balance those neurotransmitters.

As long as we are not looking at the beginning of the disease, the root, we cannot expect to resolve the end stage,
homeopathy can actually cure any depression. And a cure in homeopathy means not only relieving the symptoms but eradicating the predisposition to a particular condition. homeopathic remedies are individualized for that particular individual only.

All homeopathic remedies are proved on healthy people to determine what symptoms they will cover. Yet as a homeopathic remedy it does not come even close to a hundred other remedies for depression, each one tailored to the particular patient.
Homeopathy has so many more great anti-depressive remedies: Chelidonium, Calcarea carbonicum, Cina, Graphites, Nitric Acidum, Stannum, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, etc.—each for a different set of symptoms and a different causative factor. Do you see now that homeopathy is far superior to any Western drug because it is tailored to the patient? If you are ever depressed, run to your homeopathic physician with your kind of depression and homeopathic physician will find your remedy for sure.


Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy for depression treatment

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective treatment for depression. These therapy gives skills and insight to help prevent depression from coming back.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy teach you practical techniques on how to reframe negative thinking and employ behavioral skills in combating depression. Therapy can also help you work through the root of depression, helping to  understand why you feel a certain way, what your triggers are for depression, and what you can do to stay healthy.

One of the hallmarks of depression is feeling overwhelmed and having trouble focusing. Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy helps you step back and see what might be contributing to your depression and how you can make changes.


Neuro Linguistic Programme for Depression

Neuro Linguistic Programme is  different, than other traditional therapies and psychotherapy.

  • NLP is based on two specific tasks: restructuring, - changing  thinking patterns, and behavioral activation -- in which patients learn to overcome obstacles to participating in enjoyable activities. NLP focuses on the immediate present: what and how a person thinks more than why a person thinks that way.
  • NLP focuses on specific problems. In individual, problem behaviors and problem thinking are identified AND treated.
  • NLP is goal oriented. Patients working with their therapists are asked to define goals for each session as well as longer-term goals
  • The approach of NLP is educational. The therapist uses learning experiences that teach patients to monitor their negative thoughts and mental images. The goal is to CHANGE their mood, behavior, and physical condition. I also teach important skills, such as problem solving and scheduling pleasurable experiences.
  • NLP patients are expected to take an active role in their learning, in the session and between sessions. They are given homework assignments at each session -- some of them graded in the beginning -- and the assignment tasks are reviewed at the start of the next session.
  • NLP employs multiple strategies, including Socratic questioning, role playing, imagery, guided discovery, and behavioral experiments.
  • NLP is time limited. Typically, treatment lasts 6 to 10 weeks.

Quotes about Depression

(Please read each and every one – this reading can cure your depression)


“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man depressed when he is only sad.”

“depression are like wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”

“One of the most important aspects of hypnotherapy is that if people would just say how they felt, a lot of problems could be solved. ”

“Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.”

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

“That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as he sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.”

“I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know? I am just a living person - not anything – I have depression”

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your councillings. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” These are must for depression.

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve - never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do for depressed person.”

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again - the absence of hope. That very dead ened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different than any other condition.”

“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.”

“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”

“Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with depression.”

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

“Depression is like a wound that never goes away - a wound in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though and resistant.”

“I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.”

“All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously."

“Sometimes it feels like we're all living in a Prozac nation. The United States of Depression. ”

“Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could effect ”

“I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I don't allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each every morning, a few tears, and that's all. ”

“We don't have a great war in our generation, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.”

“A part-time worker is fully employed, half the time. In other words, they are part-time unemployees. 

“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”

“Depression is anger turned inward.”

“depression is like Dead, but not allowed to die - Alive, but as good as dead.”

“If you think of something, do it. Plenty of people often think, “I’d like to do this, or that.”

“Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”

“Be happy -- if you're not even happy, what's so good about surviving?”

“Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war, it's the key to victory over fear and it's cousin, depression.”

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.

One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are the worried well. worried are those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.

Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically. Sometimes depression is simply the result of exhaustion.

The point about manic depression or bipolar disorder, as it's now more commonly called, is that it's about mood swings. So, you have an elevated mood. When people think of manic depression, they only hear the word depression. They think one's a depressive. The point is, one's a manic-depressive.

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.

If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. Depression crack your total health.

Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day.

What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.

“Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.

“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.”

Ask, and it will be given you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.

If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

Avoid showing disrespect or contempt for others, even those with whom you adamantly disagree. Respect for others is inseparable from respect for self.



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