Homeopathic Treatment of Dipretion

In: Other Topics

Submitted By sushildr
Words 2954
Pages 12
What is depression?

[pic]

| |

The word 'depression' causes much confusion. It's often used to describe when someone is feeling 'low', 'miserable', 'in a mood' or having 'got out of bed on the wrong side'.
However, doctors use the word in two different ways. They can use it to describe the symptom of a 'low mood', or to refer to a specific illness, i.e. a 'depressive illness'. This factsheet relates to depression, the illness.
This confusion is made all the worse because it is often difficult to tell the difference between feeling gloomy and having a depressive illness.
Doctors make a diagnosis of depression after assessing the severity of the low mood, other associated symptoms and the duration of the problem.
Depression is very common. Almost anybody can develop the illness; it's certainly NOT a sign of weakness.
Depression is also treatable. You may need to see a doctor, but there are things you can do yourself or things you can do to help somebody suffering from the illness.
What you cannot do is 'pull yourself together' – no matter whether this is what you think you should be able to do or what other people tell you to do.
People who have experienced an episode of depression are at risk of developing another in the future. A small proportion may experience an episode of depression as part of a bipolar affective disorder (manic depression), which is characterised by episodes of both low and high moods.

Who gets depressed?

• Depression is very common. • Between 5 and 10 per cent of the population are suffering from the illness to some extent at any one time. • Over a lifetime you have a 20 per cent, or one in five, chance of having an episode of depression. • Women are twice as likely to get depression as men. • Bipolar affective disorder is less common than depressive illness…...

Similar Documents

Corrections and Treatment

...Corrections and Treatment Troynell Montgomery CJS/240 01/11/2013 Al Garcia Corrections and Treatment Depending on who you ask some people believe in “an eye for an eye” when it comes to crime. It makes perfect sense when you think about it. If a person is bold enough to commit a crime, then they should feel the same pain they inflicted upon their victims. With that being said, I cannot help but wonder if the same rules apply for juvenile offenders. It is my goal to discuss how it may be more beneficial to help the troubled youth instead of locking them up. We can divide corrections and treatment into three categories: community-based treatment, institutionalization, and aftercare programs. They all offer a distinct purpose and programs aimed at rehabilitating. When a juvenile offender is matched up with a program tailored to their needs the end result could be very positive. Community-based treatment is designed to keep the offender in the community as oppose to locking them up. The main goal is to ensure the safety of the community, therefore only non-violent first time offenders are eligible (Siegel & Welsh, 2005). Some examples of community-based treatment consist of community service, electronic monitoring, and individual/family counseling (Siegel & Welsh, 2005). Community service programs provide the offender with the opportunity to right the wrong they imposed on the community. Electronic monitoring enables the offender to remain in his/her......

Words: 621 - Pages: 3

Metal Treatment

...[pic] BACKGROUND: Before describing existing art, competition, and cost structures in the space, it will be helpful to first provide a basic overview of the process characteristics, as well as how the B4C technology compares to other surface treatment processes within the metal finishing industry in general. At present, over ninety-five percent (95%) of all functional surface treatments are surface coatings such as hard chrome, HVOF, PVD, and CVD / nitride; all of which extract an element from a secondary source then apply it to the work piece. Overall, the greatest challenge in metal finishing production is in achieving the required balance between the desired surface properties and adhesion strength, as the bond between the applied coating and work piece is largely dependent upon proper preparation of the work piece prior to treatment. To address this fundamental failure mode during preparation, the metal finishing house endeavors to achieve a level of cleanliness that is 100% free of any organic material and/or oxides. Even a pin-head size of missed surface contamination will often compromise the bond between the coating and substrate. Therefore, prior to plating each work piece is subjected to a variety of detergents and acids with rinse tanks in between. As a result, production plating lines with 25 to30 chemical stations are common prior to the final plating tank where the desired coating is applied. Even with today’s advanced process control systems, the......

Words: 1843 - Pages: 8

Cancer Treatments

...Cancer Treatments Theresa Nelson COM 156 04/13/2014 Dr. Patricia Lally Cancer Treatments In the past, just saying the word "cancer" usually meant a death sentence. That assumption could not be more wrong with the medical technology of today. New cancer treatment options coupled with early detection have strongly diminished the number of deaths from a cancer diagnosis. New evidence shows that treating not just the body but the mind and the soul can go a long way in the amount of time a person can live with cancer. In 2013, Lung cancer and breast cancer were the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States(Encyclopedia Brittanica, 2014). Lung cancer symptoms do not show themselves until the disease hits a more advanced stage of diagnosis and it is very hard to catch it unless you are looking for it. In most situations, Lung cancer is found when another routine examination is going on, this is what makes finding it early very difficult and why the scientific treatments tend to be more effective with it. Breast cancer on the other hand can be detected early with the proper screenings each year. It is the one cancer that with early intervention can have the most successful remission and the least amount of deaths. Breast cancer patients can also tend to lean more on the homeopathic and holistic form of treatment versus just the scientific because of how it can make the patient feel and their overall quality of life can be......

Words: 1280 - Pages: 6

Treatment of Depression

...TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION 1 What are specialist mental health clinician attitudes to guideline recommendations for the treatment of depression in young people? Bernard Brown PSY326: Research Methods Professor Mahaliah Bowman-Campbell November 25, 2013 TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION 2 Thesis Statement There is a high prevalence of depressive disorders in children and adolescents up to 18 years of age and these disorders have a significant negative impact on social and occupational functioning. What are specialist mental health clinician attitudes to guideline recommendations for the treatment of depression in young people? TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION 3 Sarah E. Hetrick, Magenta Simmons, Andrew Thompson, and Alexandra G. Parker conducted a study and researched the question of “What are specialist mental health clinician attitudes to guideline recommendations for the treatment of depression in young people?” and published the results of the research in Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Date: November 1, 2011. The research took place at Orygen Youth Health (OYH). OYH is the public youth mental health service for young people......

Words: 854 - Pages: 4

Diagnosis and Treatments

...Diagnosis and Treatments April BEH 225 May 19, 2012 Diagnosis and Treatments Autism is a psychological disorder that affects approximately one in five-hundred children (Morris & Maisto, 2002). It is a significant disorder that is characterized by deficits in social impairments and abnormal motor behaviorisms. While there is no known cause to this disorder, it is believed that autism may stem from biological factors. Over the years Autism was speculated to have a link between vaccines that were administered to the children because of possible mercury exposure containing Thimersosal (Love to Know Everything You'd Love to Know, 2011). However, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters determined that the measles, mumps, and the rubella vaccine were not the cause of autism. In another perspective, a study done thru John Hopkins University and the Broad Institute of Harvard found a genetic code that is associated with Autism. The research studied the genetics of 1,031 families that had a minimum of two autistic members of the family. It was found that all the families exhibited the same pattern on the fifth chromosome near the gene semaphorin 5a. This gene’s expression was at a lower rate in the study with participants (Love to Know Everything You'd Love to Know, 2011). Additional studies have found that there may also be a link between Autism and autoimmune diseases. While most would advocate that Autism is a biological circumstance......

Words: 854 - Pages: 4

Insomnia and Treatments

...Understanding Insomnia and the Effectiveness of Treatment Antonia Smith PSY101: Introduction to Psychology (PTC1507A) Dr. Andrea Brockman March 16, 2015 Understanding Insomnia and the Effectiveness of Treatment Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that is characterized by the inability to sleep or a total lack of sleep. Insomnia can exist as a primary disorder or as a symptom of another medical issue. Insomnia can be either acute and short-term, or chronic and ongoing. Studies have shown insomnia to be a common disorder with symptoms evident in up to 50 percent of the adult population. Insomnia rates are often viewed as higher among the divorced, separated, and women. The 3-P model of insomnia suggests that people may be primed to develop insomnia through stressful life events, hyperarousal or coping strategies like napping. Insomnia is often associated with negative quality of life, decreased job performance, increased risk of accidents and an increased risk for depression. Many of the individuals who suffer from insomnia express a poor understanding of the available treatments and tend to turn to alcohol and over the counter medications. Faced with the prevalence of insomnia and concerns regarding other aspects of the disorder, many professionals have found and used different techniques such as, pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, to treat the disorder with several having different levels of efficacy and effectiveness. In this essay I intend to......

Words: 2129 - Pages: 9

Diagnosis and Treatment

...Diagnosis and Treatment University of Phoenix Axia College BEH 225 February 27, 2011 Abstract Eating disorders refer to a group of conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits, which may be excessive or insufficient food intake (Wikipedia, 2011). Diagnosing Eating Disorders The disorder that I have chosen to write about is Eating Disorders. There are many disorders within this category that include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. According to eating disorders the symptoms for diagnosing eating disorders are obsessed with food, body image and weight loss (Healthline, 2011). They may have severely limited food choices, bizarre eating rituals, excessively drink fluids and chew gum, avoid eating with other people, loss of interest in sex, low blood pressure, depressed body temperature, unexplained vomiting, and hair growth of the body or face (Healthline, 2011). Treating Eating Disorders There are numerous treatment options that are used for treating this disorder. Through research, it was found that the best ways to treat eating disorders are through therapy and counseling. Therapy is crucial to treating anorexia and bulimia. A therapist can address any feelings of shame and isolation caused by the eating disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most common therapy for eating disorders because it educated about nutrition, healthy weight management, and relaxation techniques (Help Guide, 2011). Nutritional counseling is important to help the person...

Words: 978 - Pages: 4

Treatment Plan

...that a treatment plan may be formal or it may consist of informal handwritten notes. This is largely dependent on the documentation required by the agency or facility and all the other parties involved. However, regardless of its format, Fritscher (2011) states that the treatment plan should always be subject to change as the case progresses. According to Vrouvas (2013), a treatment plans can work as a mean of providing clients with guidelines that may foster moral support, provide incentive and offer practical solutions for dealing with adversity. This paper will describe a treatment plan and how it will be presented to the client. The paper will also make specific reference to Brittany. Brittany is a 21 year old female who was in foster care until she was 18 and is now employed full-time at a Gentleman's club. She lives in a two-bedroom townhouse and owns a car which is currently uninsured due to her inability to make the payments. The client lives with her unemployed boyfriend. Brittany was recently arrested and subsequently owes a $400 ticket along with all her other bills. She is now considering seeking employment at another gentleman's club on her days off in an effort to allocate enough money to pay her bills. Description of the Treatment Plan A treatment plan will now be described based on the information provided by Fritscher (2011). The description will also be directly linked to scenario five: Brittany. According to Fritscher (2011), a treatment......

Words: 938 - Pages: 4

Alternative Treatment

...Alternative Treatments- Research Plan Dr. Gail Robin Essentials of Health Care Marketing May 15, 2011 Describe the Problem thoroughly and carefully to consider the full scope Prior to the 1990’s, unproven medications were not fully accepted by society. However in 1991, the efforts of several people led to the establishment of an office of alternative medicine within the National institutes of health (NIH) (Am J Pharm Educ.2006). Unproven medications include dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and homeopathic medications. Unproven therapies encompass medical therapies outside of evidence based medicines such as pseudo medical devices, therapeutic touch, reflexology, naturopathy and traditional Chinese medicines (Am J. Pharm Educ. 2006). Alternative medicines are often times originated in cultures and referred to as culturally base alternative medicines. One of the problems associated with alternative medicines is the insufficient studies which have led to reduced acceptance and educational opportunities to learn more about the benefits of alternative medications (Glob Health Promot., 2009). Over the years there have been an increased use and acceptance of alternative medicine practices and practitioners by patients and healthcare providers. In a survey one conducted by a community based research group in San Diego, California, out of 542 patients at 16 different family practice clinics, it was reported that 21% of the patients have used one or more forms of......

Words: 1288 - Pages: 6

Diagnosis and Treatment

...period of 2 years or more. According to the text, some depression can be so serve people become psychotic—that is, they lose touch with reality. I know people who commit crimes often say they were in a psychotic state of mind, which is hard to believe for me how can you go and kill someone with realizing what you are doing when you are in the moment of the act. They are many effective ways to deal with depression, including exercise, therapy and medication. You will need to see a counselor to see which method is best for you. Treating depression will take some time; it might take some trial and error to find the right treatment that works best for you. People shouldn’t rely on medication alone, although medication can relieve the symptoms of depression studies show that other treatments such as exercise and therapy can be effective with the medication. Treatment of depression takes time and commitment for the individual, it may seem overwhelming at times but you should hang in there for the end results. People who are depression should change their lifestyle, they should add regular exercise, it is a powerful depression fighter. It boost serotonin endorphins, and other feel-good brain chemicals, it triggers the growth of new brain cells and connections. Nutrition is also good with dealing with depression, eating well is important for both your physical and mental health. Eating small, well-balanced meals throughout the day will help you keep your energy up and minimize mood......

Words: 932 - Pages: 4

Adhd Treatments

...Choosing the Most Effective Treatment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Sabra Serreyn PSYCH3002 Developing a Psychological Perspective Controversies in Psychology Position Paper Capella University December, 2015 Abstract This paper discusses the most effective treatment for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Increasing research has been recommending a combination of both pharmaceutical and psychotherapy treatments. DuPaul and White (2006) state that both the disruptive behavior and genetic aspects need to be addressed, therefore recommending treatment of both medication and behavioral intervention. There has also been a spike in psychiatrists suggesting alternative options in place of medication. Block and Smith (2015) express concern for the side effects of medication and should focus on the behavioral modification aspects. With that being said, the authors do state that medication may help in conjunction with behavioral therapy. Others argue that medication is the answer to resolving symptoms of ADHD because it can repair gray matter in a certain part of the brain. The conclusion comes together stating that all symptoms and treatments need to be taken into consideration in developing a combination therapy strategy. This is the most advantageous and ethical manner of working with a diagnosis.   Choosing the Most Effective Treatment for ADHD Diagnosing children with Attention......

Words: 1823 - Pages: 8

Homeopathic Philosophy

...Homeopathic Philosophy Describe your understanding of the basic philosophy and principles of homeopathy and how they differ from allopathy. The world of modern-day medicine is full of different approaches. We can find traditional, oriental, preventive, natural, herbal, dynamic therapies, but all of them could be divided into homeopathic and allopathic due to the main idea of these terms. The word 'homeopathy' was invented by Samuel Hahnemann in 1810, it derives from Greek roots 'omeos', meaning 'similar', and 'pathos', meaning 'suffering'. Thus 'homeopathy' means “to treat with something that produces an effect similar to the suffering” (Vithoulkas 1985, p.16). Whereas the term 'allopathy' uses the root 'allo' ('other') and means the method of cure that creates the opposite effect in the body (Vithoulkas 1985). Therefore the first and the most important difference is that any treatment may be either homeopathic or allopathic if it is given on the understanding what symptoms it may initiate in other circumstances - similar or opposite (Roy 2009). In my view it's important to keep in mind that the names of the methods “allopathic”, “palliative” or “antipathic” are the terms created by Hahnemann (1989) with the aim of separating his new revolutionary approach to cure from school of medicine and since that time have been used by homeopaths mostly to emphasize the opposite principle of cure. Consequently, the basic principles of allopathy can be reviewed only in comparison...

Words: 1706 - Pages: 7

Homeopathy: an Alternative Means of Treatment

...Homeopathy: An alternative means of Treatment Nicoline Lami Edie Langston University Introduction Homeopathy is an alternative medicine developed more than 200 years ago in Germany at the end of the 18th century by Dr Samuel Hahneman. This natural healing system is based on the theory “of like cures like” wherein an actual substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person can stimulate self-healing of similar symptoms in a sick person. Plants, minerals and animals are compounded into different forms such as ointment gels, drops, creams and tablets. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek word; “homeos”, which means similar and “pathos”, meaning disease (Wyatt, Sikorskii & You, 2013, p. 34). Our rationale for choosing this topic is our desire to broaden our knowledge on the intricacies of homeopathy. It is a concept that eludes us as nursing students. As people who collectively have as final goal to provide health care to the population in general, it will be of interest to know what other forms of complementary medicines our clients are using. In addition, people who use homeopathic medicine do so while still actively seeking the services of medical practitioners or cannot afford conventional medicine or better still because it is a practice that has been handed to them from generation to generation. According to Zimmerman (2012), 30% of nurse-midwives in North Carolina recommended Statistical data suggest that homeopathy is a......

Words: 2735 - Pages: 11

Diagnosis and Treatment

...Diagnosis and Treatment Axia College of the University of Phoenix BEH/225 Introduction to Behavior Science August 25, 2009 Individual mood disorders are distinguished by disruptions in a brain or extended emotional state. Many people have the ability to have happiness or to feel sadness depending on the situation, but one can also be joyous, depressed, and remorseful. People can also find themselves on the other side of the emotional scope with either consistently being excited and euphoric or constantly sad, depending on the particular circumstances of one’s personal lives. With many individuals with mood disorders, it can develop to be more extreme measures of disorders, like euphoria and sorry. There are many types of mood disorder a person can become susceptible to, some types of would include depression, mania and bipolar disease. Depression is distinguished by overwhelming feelings of sadness, lack of interest in activities and/or hobbies, and perhaps excessive guilt or feelings of worthlessness. Mania is characterized by ecstatic states, extreme physical activity, excessive talkativeness, distractedness, and something elaborateness. Bipolar is a mood disorder in which periods of mania and depression alternate with each lasting a day or so and sometimes with periods of normal moods intervening and intertwining. The current trends in diagnosis consist of biological, psychological, and social factors. ......

Words: 826 - Pages: 4

Diagnosis and Treatment

...Running head: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Diagnosis and Treatment BEH 225 6-11-11 University of Phoenix Diagnosis and Treatment I will be talking about today is (ADHD) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or (ADD) the definitions of (ADHD) (ADD) is the child being hyper and being impulsivity and it may be both of a combination. The issues can be diagnosed as the (ADHD) the individual would be out of control in the normal range for the child age and the growth (University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011). In diagnosed of the ADHD ADD it does appear in the child behavior for the mental disorder the doctors can diagnosed the problem it first at school when the child does not pay any attention the teacher and will lose the interest in playing games or looking at TV and do not pay any attention to the parents and the homework. The child goes out of control they act up in the store with the parents (Psych Central 2011). The cause of the child and adult (ADHD), (ADD) it is inherited by a relative who has the same problem the individual brain it has lower dopamine in the brain. The children has ADHD ADD has thinner brain tissues in the brain and it the gens does show the various and not lasting as the child grow up in the brain of the child the brain will grow to a normal level as the thickness and the problem will decreased for the child having ADHD or ADD there is some work that need to......

Words: 884 - Pages: 4

Sanrio Danshi | Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya | Magazine