Depression Treatment


ACUPUNCTURE and DEPRESSION RELIEF

1. To understand the reasons for depression and suicidal ideas.

2. Help patient to increase interest in positive ways (meditation is very helpful).

3. Help patient to see how involving themselves in positive activities.

4. Effective way to change the patient’s energy is with the use of our Hi-Tech Vibronic Energy machine. This will assist in verifying mental state connected with the depression.

5. Acupuncture can be used on special vital points which can erase negative feelings.

6. Natural Herb formula can help.

Depression Description and Symptoms

Depression is a disorder that affects your thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior and even your physical health. People used to think it was “all in your head” and that if you really tried, you could “snap out of it” or just “get over it.” But doctors now know that depression is not a weakness, and it’s not something you can treat on your own. Depression is a medical disorder with a biological and chemical basis.

Sometimes a stressful life event triggers depression. Other times depression seems to occur spontaneously with no identifiable specific cause. Depression is much more than grieving or a bout of the blues.Depression may occur only once in a person’s life. Often, however, it occurs as repeated episodes over a lifetime, with periods free of depression in between.

Or it may be a chronic condition, requiring ongoing treatment over a lifetime. People of all ages and races suffer from depression. Medications are available that are generally safe and effective, even for the most severe depression. With proper treatment, most people with serious depression improve, often within weeks, and can return to normal daily activities. Two hallmarks of depression – symptoms key to establishing a diagnosis – are:

Loss of interest in normal daily activities.

Depressed mood.

In addition, for a doctor or other health professional to diagnose depression, most of the following signs and symptoms also must be present for at least two weeks.

Sleep disturbances

Impaired thinking or concentration

Changes in weight

Agitation

Fatigue

Low self-esteem

Less interest in sex

Thoughts of death

Depression can also cause a wide variety of physical complaints, such as gastrointestinal problems (indigestion, constipation or diarrhea), headache and backache. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.The main types of depression include:

Major depression. Lasts more than two weeks. Overwhelming feelings of sadness and grief, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Poor sleep, a change in appetite, severe fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Severe depression may increase the risk of suicide.

Dysthymia. A less severe but more chronic form of depression. Signs and symptoms usually aren’t disabling, and periods can alternate with short periods of feeling normal. Having dysthymia places you at an increased risk of major depression.

Adjustment disorders. If a loved one dies, you lose your job or you receive a diagnosis of cancer, it’s perfectly normal to feel tense, sad, overwhelmed or angry. Eventually, most people come to terms with life stresses, but some don’t.- when your response to a stressful event or situation causes signs and symptoms of depression. Some people develop an adjustment disorder in response to a single event. In others, it stems from a combination of stressors. Adjustment disorders can be acute (lasting less than six months) or chronic (lasting longer).

Bipolar disorder. Recurrent episodes of depression and elation (mania) because this condition involves emotions at extremes (poles), it’s called bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder. Mania affects your judgment, causing you to make unwise decisions. Some people have bursts of increased creativity and productivity during the manic phase. The number of episodes at either extreme may not be equal. Some people may have several episodes of depression before having another manic phase, or vice versa.

Seasonal affective disorder. A pattern of depression related to changes in seasons and a lack of exposure to sunlight. It may cause headaches, irritability and a low energy level.

Depression is a serious illness that can take a terrible toll on individuals and families. Untreated, depression can lead to a downward spiral of disability, drug or alcohol dependency and suicide. Take any threat of suicide seriously, even if the person is already being treated for depression. See the following danger signs; call a doctor, mental health clinic or suicide hot line immediately:

Pacing, agitated behavior, frequent mood changes and sleeplessness for several nights.

Actions or threats of assault, physical harm or violence.

Threats or talk of death or suicide, such as “I don’t care anymore,” or “You won’t need to worry about me much longer”.

Withdrawal from activities and relationships.

Putting affairs in order, such as saying goodbye to friends, giving away prized possessions or writing a will.

A sudden brightening of mood after a period of being depressed.

Unusually risky behavior, such as buying or handling a gun or driving recklessly.

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