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Anti depressant in homoeopathy or ayurveda

Hi, are there any anti- depressant medicines in homeopathy and ayurveda? How long do they take to show some effect ? What anti-depressant would you suggest for a TB patient showing signs of mild depression . The patient is either irritable or crying with self pity. Wish there was someway to counsel the patient. Allopathic medicine like Tryptomer was suggested, but the patient had severe headaches with it and that was only adding to the agony. Are there any safer anti depressants for the patient that have no such pain causing side effects. Please suggest.
Thu, 2 May 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
There are number of ayurvedic medicines which are used as anti depressants. All brain tonics brahmi shankh pushpi malkingni jyotishmati etc help to improve depression. Amongst medicines ashwagandha, cap streswin, siledin , cap bravobol give good results. shiro dhara with bala tail is excellent. There is a herb sarpgandha which in polpular name is called pagal pan ki booti. these medicines help a lot.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Suman Waldiya's  Response
Hi,

Depression is a state of mind and counselling is required.
He needs to be realized of his self worth.
He needs quality time to express his fears and then fight those fears with real solutions.
His family can play a good role in that.
Besides that,take ayurvedic treatment:
Shirodhara -panchkarma procedure for head has scientifically proven results.
Among drugs-brahmivati 2 tab at night before bed.
tab Prasham 2 twice after meals
and aswaghandarishta 2tsf twice after meals.
Wish him good health.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
dear
welcome to healthcaremagic
There are some herbal preparation working effectively in case of depression. Natural herbs like bhrami, aswaganda,guggulu, turmeric are very useful for antidepression action. along with this action panchakarma therapy shirodhara is very effective for removing depression. You can visit panchakarma centre for shirodhara in interval of time.
take care

http://ayurvediccure.info
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. S D Pandey's  Response
hi welcome to healthcare magic!
u can take some ayurvedic med. like brahma rasayan 1 tsf twice with milk , tab. cephagrain 2tabs twice a day and shirahsuladi vajra ras 2 tabs twice a day with lukewarm waterfor 10 days.
take care!
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Homeopath Dr. Preeti Balwani's  Response
Hello,
Welcome,
First of all this should be noted that cause of depression isT.B. so the patient needs to be explained by the doctor that this is a curable disease so not to be depressed, regular complete treatment will definitely help the patient. Irritability and anger are the predisposing symptoms of depression,also they come from anxiety about the disease, feeling of helplessness, dependence on others, also side effect of antitubercular drugs. But as there is no other way to overcome this disease.so i would advice to take him to some homoeopahic psyhiatric counselor who will counsel for this mental state and will prescribe medicines to help depressive state and prevent from taking sedatives, which the patient will be unable to tolerate.
Take care of him.
Also for further help u can contact me at preetibalwani62@yahoo.com
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Homeopath Dr. Anshita Singh Rathore's  Response
Hi
Welcome to Healthcaremagic Forum

Yes there are good medications for depression in homeopathy, please consult a homeopath in your city.
Preferably who can counsel your patient, if that not possible a psychiatric conselor's help can be taken as well.

Takecare

For further enq- dranshita.rathore@yahoo.co.in
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. tuberculosis is associated with Psychiatric morbidity,particular depressive disorder resulting in poor compliance and increased morbidity and mortality from the disease.
2. patient receiving tuberculosis medications under DOTS scheme, in clinics are particularly not given the attention regarding its identification, (from where the patient is receiving ATT)??
3. what is the financial or Socioeconomic status of the patient, which can be one of the factor to cause depression?
4. Ayurveda herbal medicines like Brahmi,Mentat,Ashwagandha have been shown to have positive effects in treating depression.,moreover they are non-habit forming and have none of the side effects of antidepressants.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
Hallo,
From the stand point of Ayurveda there are two main causes of depression.
1.An imbalance in the three doshas, VATA, PITTA , and KAPHA.
2.A lack of awareness of one's deeper, innerself.
From the Ayurvedic point of view, most depression is a kapha imbalance that is the culmination of vata and then pitta going out of balance. Initially the brains electrochemistry has an erratic overreactions [ vata imbalance ], which triggers a loss of enzymatic activity in the metabolism [ pitta imbalance]. Kapha responds by trying to glue everything down, bringing about heaviness, darkness and stagnation that the mind - body interprets as the negative message of hopelessness and depression.
The Ayurvedic treatment is based on the mind - body constitution of the person and which dosha is in imbalance.
Herbal alternatives such as BACOPA, MENTAT, and ASWAGANDHA tablets have also been shown to have very positive effects in treating depression. Moreover they are non- habit forming and have none of the side effects of antidepressants.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Riyaz Nazimudheen's  Response
Hi,
Yes there are good anti depressant medicines in Ayurveda.They do not cause any side effects or addiction.Use Jatamansi and Jyotishmati for reudcing depression and mental tensions.Also breathing exercises have good results in treating depression.It will also pure your blood
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Manish Rijhwani's  Response
Gold Standard Ayurveda treatment for Depression
Take
Tab. Cardimap(Maharshi Ayurved) 1 tab at night
Tab. Stressan (Sandu) 1 tab at night
Along with Cap Ashwagandha Himalaya 1 cap twice a day

Dr. Manish R. Rijhwani
+91-9422571734
drmanish78@gmail.com
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Homeopath Dr. Swapnil Jain's  Response
the method of homoeopathic healing is an holistic approach to the patient here medication varies person to person depending upon his nature so it can be cured in short duration with a proper case history.


drswapnils@gmail.com
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