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Diagnosed as depression. Is there any natural therapy without medicines to do away with this?

My aunt is suffering from depression , as per our family doctors , but i want her to consult some therapist , which help her to understand the root of this and also some meditation and normal feel good activities which make her betr , we dont want her to b fully dependent on medicines . we stay in surat , gujarat ( India ) and look forward for near by Doctor.
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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HI roopeshnarang.

THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION.

IN DEPRESSION TWO TYPES OF THERAPY CAN BE GIVEN ONE IS DRUG THERAPY AND ANOTHER IS CALLED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (CBT).IN VARIOUS OF THE STUDY DONE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IT IS SEEN IN DEPRESSION CBT WORKS BETTER THAN DRUGS.IN CBT DOCTORS JUST TALK WITH THE PATIENTS,UNDERSTAND HIS PROBLEM,NEGATIVE THOUGHT AND THEN CHANGE THEM IN POSITIVE THOUGHT BY VARIOUS WAY.
BUT THE DISADVANTAGE OF CBT IS IT TAKES ATLEAST 18-20 SESSION AND EACH LAST FOR 45-50 MINUTES AND IT TAKE MORE TIME THAN DRUG TO GET RESPONSE AND IN INDIA VERY FEW PSYCHIATRIST AND HOSPITAL DOING THAT.
SO MAJORITY OF THE PSYCHIATRIST PRESCRIBE DRUGS AS ITS RESPONSE QUICKLY AND DIDNT TAKE SO MANY TIMES BUT IF YOU WANT A TREATMENT WITHOUT DRUG YOU CAN OPT FOR CBT BUT YOU HAVE TO SEARCH PSYCHIATRIST WHO ARE DOING THAT.YOU CAN GO TO GOOD HOSPITAL LIKE AIIMS,PGI CHANDIGARH,CIP RANCHI,NIMHANS,APOLLO,WHERE YOU WILL GET THIS TREATMENT AND BE SURE IF ITS APPLY PROPERLY YOU WOULD SOON FEEL BETTER.

BEST WISHES,
DR SOURAV GANGULY
Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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