DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION

Total mental health depends upon healthy relationships, inward toward oneself, outward toward others and upward towards God.

GUIDELINES FOR MENTAL HEALTH

  1. know our weaknesses
  2. use stress to develop problem solving skills
  3. analyze what leads up to personal crisis
  4. replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts
  5. know when and where to go for help
  6. develop our potential
  7. develop and maintain close relationships

CAUSES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

  1. a spiritual problem may cause emotional problems
  2. environmental background ie genetic influence may contribute to DEPRESSION.  Strict and harsh parents raise children to become perfectionistic and depressive adults.
  3. a precipitating stress

BIPOLAR DISORDER these people swing between manic moods, described as an euphoric high and a depressed state of mood.

During a manic stage the person talks rapidly and excessively, moves around a lot, can’t sleep  long, displays increased sociability, is intrusive, demanding and domineering.

Those in a depressed state have a sad appearance, thinking is painful, they are anxious, suffer possible delusional thinking, feel worthless, helpless and hopeless, lose motivation and the ability to enjoy pleasure and they withdraw from people.

MAJOR DEPRESSION affects women more often than men and those people in a higher socio-economic bracket, often first evident around forty to fifty years of age.

Other biological factors that may lead to DEPRESSION are:  low blood sugar levels, lack of digestive enzymes, under- active thyroid, liver disorder, food sensitivities and mercury toxicity.

Naturopaths use amino acids to balance brain function, along with specific herbs, vitamins and minerals.

I invite you to seek professional advice from myself regards DEPRESSION as some herbs react with medical prescription anti-depressants.

 

 

 

 

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