Depression is a mental condition, in which someone is sad and feels that he/she cannot enjoy anything. This is because of the unpleasant and annoying mental condition. It is also known as mood disorder.
The main reason of being depressed is various chemical changes of our brain, which may cause due to genital factor or may be due to heavy stress. Sometimes, this depression is seen hereditary also. The symptoms of depression include:
- Being isolated
- Lack of energy
- Lack of sleeping
- Nil concentration
When, a people are depressed, he/she may attempt many harmful things. Like, some started to drink a high level of alcohol, inhaling drugs, and sometimes suicide attempts have also been seen, thus alternative medicine for depression is highly suggested.
The general treatments treated for the depression victims are psychotherapy and antidepressants, whereas complementary and alternative medicine for depression are:
St. John’s Wort: It is a kind of herb, is also known as Hypericum perforatum. These are implemented to the depressed patients, i.e. who are in very sad mood, or is passing through a heavy stress, nervousness, or having poor sleep. It is a natural product, and give the same result as that of antidepressants, thus nowadays many chemists suggest the patient to go for this alternative medicine for depression. But, the pregnant women and the children below 16 years should not go for this medicine because it contains hypericin and hyperforin.
Omega-3 fatty acid: It is a kind of fatty acid, which help the human brain to do normal function. The sources of this Omega-3 fatty acid are the cold water fishes. Hence, through a statistical survey it has been estimated that, those countries where people intake these fishes are pretty less depressed than the other countries.
SAM-e: It is also called S-adenosyl-L-methionine. This alternative medicine for depression helps to increase the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine levels of the human body. Using SAM-e is much better than using placebo.