Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as - Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is a emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.




The most striking symptoms of depression are an acute sense of loss, inexplicable sadness, loss of energy, lack of interest in the world around and fatigue. A disturbed sleep is a frequent occurrence. Other symptoms of depression are loss of appetite, giddiness, itching, nausea, agitation, irritability, impotence or frigidity, constipation, aches and pains all over the body, lack of concentration, and indecisiveness. Cases of severe depression may be characterized by low body temperature, low blood pressure, and hot flushes and shivering.




Prolonged periods of anxiety and tension can cause mental depression. The excessive and indiscriminate use of drugs also leads to faulty assimilation of vitamins and minerals by the body and ultimately causes depression.


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A person suffering from depression can overcome it by being more active, turning away from himself, and diverting his attention towards other people and things. The pleasure of achieving something overcomes distress or misery. Exercise also plays an important role in the treatment of depression. It not only keeps the body physically and mentally fit but also provides recreation and mental relaxation. Patient must do meditation for depression.


What is the difference between low mood and depression?

A general low mood can include:

  1. sadness
  2. an anxious feeling
  3. worry
  4. tiredness
  5. low self-esteem
  6. frustration
  7. anger

However, a low mood will tend to improve after a short time. Making some small changes in your life, such as resolving a difficult situation or talking about your problems and getting more sleep, can improve your mood. A low mood that doesn't go away can be a sign of depression.

Symptoms of depression can include the following:

  1. continuous low mood or sadness
  2. feeling hopeless and helpless
  3. having low self-esteem 
  4. feeling tearful
  5. feeling guilt-ridden
  6. feeling irritable and intolerant of others 
  7. having no motivation or interest in things
  8. finding it difficult to make decisions
  9. not getting any enjoyment out of life
  10. having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself
  11. feeling anxious or worried

Talking therapies

There are many types of talking therapies available. Different types of talking therapies suit certain problems, conditions and people better than others. To help you decide which one would be most suitable for you