What is Depression?

A depression is a serious illness that involves both physical and mental states. It affects a person with feelings of extreme sadness that can last for weeks or months together. It disrupts the normal life of a person, with an overall change in attitude and behavior both internally and externally. Most of the suicides committed worldwide are attributed to depression. The person who is affected cannot get better themselves on their own. But with appropriate diagnosis and treatment depression can be treated effectively.


Common Causes of Depression

  • Inheritance
  • Changes in brain structures or brain function
  • Pessimistic attitude
  • Stress (home, work or school)
  • Major diseases (cancer, heart attack etc.)
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Financial problems
  • Menstrual cycle changes
  • Menopause
  • Bereavement

Home Remedies for Depression

Tips 1:

An Apple eaten with milk and honey is very good to uplift a mood.
Tips 2:

Powder the seeds of 2 green cardamoms. Add to 1 cup of boiling water, add sugar and drink this tea 2 times a day.
Tips 3:

Add a handful of fresh Rose petals to a cup of boiling water. Add sugar and drink as and when a feeling of depression sets in.