With depression and mood disorders including insomnia rising to epidemic levels
depression is generally associates with fear, frustration, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, unwanted thoughts, nervousness and insomnia.
Everyone experiences sadness and low moods when painful events happen in life. Often the effects are short term, however in some cases, the effects of life’s trials and tribulations can lead to a more serious problems it can be manifested in various from: Chronic Insomnia, Depression, Grief, Extreme Anxiousness, Mood Disorders and Suicidal Thoughts.
Depression can cause serious side effects if you do not watch it.
Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem often go hand-in-hand and can overlap.
Self Esteem will be the value of your personal self or your mind worth.
Loss of self esteem could happen any time to result in more depressive disorder in your life. It can certainly aggravate an existing inclination towards negative beliefs, visualisations and daydreams.
On the contrary a lack of self-worth, esteem and confidence can therefore be a contributing factor in the development of anxiety and depression disorder.
Doctors often prescribe drugs to their patients to combat depression, different methods, beyond common antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression.
Alternative approaches for managing depression are often sought and herbal mixtures are widely used.
Herbal medicine has a long and respected history, and holds a valuable place in the treatment of mental/emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Knowing how to fight depression is key for optimal mental health and wellbeing. Feeling good is so important to every aspect in your life that some may say it’s the most important thing in the world.
Mother nature provides us a lovely range of natural remedies which are a real natural cure for anxiety, depression, emotional disorders and insomnia.
Aromatic Baths can be a powerful addition to help in alleviating anxiety, depression and insomnia. Essential oils can help in that process and ease the burden.
By soaking in a warm Aromatic bath for at least 20 minutes.
Adding a few drops to a bubble bath is a relaxing and effective method of use for Aromatherapy. The heat of the water creates vapours that can be inhaled, while the oils are soaking into the skin.
Clary Sage is very calming, provides an anti-depressant effect. Known for its uplifting and mood-lightening attributes.
Frankincense is perhaps the most often used essential oil for depression and stress-related symptoms.
Lavender can help balance your mood and release the tension from your mind and your muscles.
Magnolia essential oil is has long been recognised for its anti-anxiety and anti-stress properties.
Blend together and add 5-7 drops into your bath or add seperately.
Chamomile is a mild, soothing herb, which is why many people use it at bedtime. The herb relaxes, calms nerves and worries accumulated over the day. Also has a very pleasant taste and aroma, drink a cup of chamomile tea 1 to 2 hours before applying the head on the pillow and feel the calming effect of the herb, which will ensure you sleep.
There is growing evidence that low folate intake increases the risk of depression.
Folic acid is one of the eight vitamins that belong to the group that we know as vitamin B.
The brain, muscles and nerves all require vitamin B to maintain their normal functions.
Magnesium Rich Foods Magnesium helps your body to relax and is an essential mineral that your body requires to maintain normal muscle and nervous system functioning. Some of the riches sources of magnesium are dark, leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, whole grains, avocados, bananas and dried fruits.
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Skullcap is a calmative that has traditionally been used to relieve tension headaches, anxiety, insomnia and premenstrual tension. Skullcap’s effectiveness is enhanced when combined with such herbs as Valerian, Chamomile and Passion flower.
Oatstraw (Avena Sativa)
Oatstraw has been shown to be very effective as a sedative and has proven useful for some kinds of insomnia and nervous disorders. Oatstraw is especially effective for debilitation associated with anxiety or depression. In Europe it has been used for centuries to treat nervous exhaustion.
White Chestnut is a Flower Essence that can help you cope and is useful for stress-related conditions. Traditionally used for nervousness, insomnia and stress-related symptoms, helps to let go of problems and get some much needed mental rest and peace and relaxes muscles.
White Chestnut can be applied onto the tongue or rubbing it behind the ears, temples and wrists.
Avoid Negative Influences – The people who you surround yourself with say a lot about your life and your state of mind. Try to avoid being around people who are constantly down or have a tendency to moan a lot. Instead try and surround yourself with happy, fun people. Their good mood may just rub off on you!
You should talk to your health care provider about using herbs for depression.
Talking to a therapist can help you identify the source of your pain and alleviate it.
Suicidal Depression often requires prescription antidepressants getting treatment is of paramount importance and should be diagnosed by a licensed Doctor, Counsellor, Psychologist or Social worker.
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Living in your past can worsen depression, but living in your future can be great for it. As the saying goes, with hope comes life; a bright future can provide hope for anyone with depression.