Depression is an unpleasant state of mind. It is a very common condition these days. It becomes very hard for some people to overcome the ups and downs of life or to face physical and mental trauma. They suffer set of mental as well as physical symptoms for prolog time hampering their day today life.

In homoeopathic treatment the cause of depression and the nature of depressed person are mainly considered for prescribing the correct medicine .Because every person reacts differently to the incidences of stress and unpleasant experiences.

Depending on time period of mental sufferings of patient and the intensity of these symptoms depression is categorized in

  • Mild depression
  • Moderate depression
  • And severe depression
  • Causes of Depression

  • Hormonal changes
  • History of chronic diseases in which patient has constant or severe pain
  • Emotional trauma such as bad relationships, financial loss, any stressful event of life
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Brain tumors
  • Stress
  • Fear
  • History of natural or manmade calamities such as in flood victims, war zone victims, terrorism victims
  • Signs and Symptoms

    Prolong sufferings of below sing and symptoms affects patient day today life as well as his work efficiency.

  • Loss of interest
  • Sadness
  • Hopeless feeling
  • Recurring or constant tearful mood
  • Fear
  • Feeling of guilt
  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Lack of attention
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Reduced or increased appetite causing weight gain or weight loss
  • Difficult sleep
  • Suicidal tendency
  • Social apathy
  • In homoeopathic treatment for depression the mind of patient his thought process, his attachments, his priorities, his affections, his goals of life almost all those things which individualized him from others are given prime importance for the process of selection of accurate homoeopathic medicine for him.

    Following are the best homoeopathic medicines used in the treatment of depression.

    Natrum muriaticum

    These patients have a habit to have excessive salt in food. Malnutrition and anemia are often associated complaint with depression. Loss of appetite is common complaint of patient making him underweight. Prolonged grief and depressed mood makes him to cry. Hormonal imbalance of hyperthyroidism is also associated with chronic depression.

    Aurum Metalicum

    History of syphilitic infections is present with depression in these patients. Feeling of hopeless and desire to commit suicide is there. Low self- esteem and feeling of worthless with weak memory is there. Difficulty in concentration is present. Insomnia and nightmares makes his sufferings worst at night.

    Helleborus Niger

    Weakness and depression are key features for prescription of this medicine. These patients are usually in advanced stages of depression where physical slow reactions like slow response to question, slow in work, great tiredness are present in patients. Patient screams during sleep. Mental shock is causative factor in most of the cases of depression for these patients.

    Ignatia Amara

    The patients to whom Ignatia Amara is prescribed are very sensitive emotionally. Ignatia women are very sensitive and mild in nature, they suffer from depression as an effect of prolonged grief and worries. Sad tearful moods are observed in these people. Depression after emotional shock or disappointment is there.


    Causticum is given to patients who are suffering from chronic disease condition, which has left them in constant fear of disability and pain such as paralysis or joint pains of arthritis. The depression is the end result of prolonged sufferings of patients. Sad and hopeless feeling is aggravated by thinking about complaint. Patient feels sleepless at night and sleepy all day.

    Arsenicum Album

    Debility, exhaustion and great fear of death are commonly present in these patients. Suicidal tendency with feeling of worthlessness is there. Loss of appetite is a common complaint of patients. High stress levels and cold sweat with fear are characteristic symptoms presented by these patients.

    Ferrum Metalicum

    These patients are oversensitive to all external impressions. Stress eating or loss of appetite is observed in these patients as associate complaint of depression. Generally these patients are very happy and sanguine in nature but sudden financial loss or disappointment in career makes them to land in depression.

    Leptandra Virginica

    These patients have a history of migraine with depression. The severe headache and constant headaches for a long time makes them feel depressed and hopeless.