What Is Depression?
What Is Depression?
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.
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Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include
- Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Mental wellness – a grave concern
Also, medical conditions (e.g., thyroid problems, a brain tumor or vitamin deficiency) can mimic symptoms of depression so it is important to rule out general medical causes.
Depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are more likely than men to experience depression. Some studies show that one-third of women will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime.1
- Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
- Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
- More women are affected by depression than men.
- Depression can lead to suicide.
- There are effective psychological and pharmacological treatments for moderate and severe depression.*1
A different perspective
Depression results from a complex interaction of social, psychological and biological factors. People who have gone through adverse life events (unemployment, bereavement, psychological trauma) are more likely to develop depression. Depression can, in turn, lead to more stress and dysfunction and worsen the affected person’s life situation and depression itself.
There are interrelationships between depression and physical health. For example, cardiovascular disease can lead to depression and vice versa.
Prevention programmes have been shown to reduce depression. Effective community approaches to prevent depression include school-based programmes to enhance a pattern of positive thinking in children and adolescents. Interventions for parents of children with behavioural problems may reduce parental depressive symptoms and improve outcomes for their children. Exercise programmes for the elderly can also be effective in depression prevention.
Siddha view on this
Medicine is one that treats physical illness Medicine is one that treats mental illness Medicine is one that prevents the illness Medicine is one that postpones the death. Thirumoolar
The siddhas have recognised the mental diseases as a separate branch of their medicinal system even from the very early period when the entire west was immersed with ignorance and barbarism. Their approach was so scientific that even when they classified the diseases based on the Symptomatology have given more emphasis on the diseases caused by psychological factors. For example, when they classified the disease “Fever”, they included the classification of “Thukka suram”.’.which means fever caused by grief, “Paya suram”*. which means fever caused by fear, “Sina suram”4. which means fever caused by anger and “Maoakalakka Suvai inmai***.
Science of Mind: The Siddha way
According to the modern concept, there are two types of mind, one is conscious and the other is subconscious. The former is an ordinary mind and the latter is the positive form or condition or aspect of the former. It is said that most of the mental operation and all the involuntary functions are performed by this subconscious mind.
According to siddha system of medicine mind is defined as it is not only the ordinary mind, the faculty of memory or as what a person thinks about any subject or question. The siddha system defines the mind in the wider sense of the term as simply the individualised consciousness with its three aspect, intelligence(cognition), desire and activity. A mixture, of cognition and activity, is called ” Manam” the conscious mind we all experience as our thought activity. The cognition combined with will or desire is called “Akankaram” The pure recognition of the sense of “I” in oneself is known, as “Buddhi” the pure reason. The summation of the three viz. cognition, desire and activity have taken together is known as “Chitta”. It is the compound of three things which cannot work individually. It is the centre of thoughts.
It has five-stage; the first and second stages are child and Youth. In its third stage man gains the power of discrimination ie., Vivekam. In its fourth stage, the man chooses one idea and fixes his mind on it (ie., Ekakram)s. In the fifth stage, he gains self-control.
Based on Varma and energy, the point that manages this are located at crown chakra also call kondaikuli varmam and ajna chakra. Here attempt to stabilise the inner chittam using specific energy. This therapy does not use drugs that cause dependency and side effect. It is pure energy-based and can be done by anybody through Digital energy Technology developed by Sri Pranaji.
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Online Meditations as a solution for depression
The best way that we can offer thru online format is Meditation as a healing process. This process only focuses the aspect of emotional and mental process correction and not include the other physiological aspect but we do believe that that too will be corrected as your mind and emotions stabilise. This is what we can offer and we do with full of love to help people around the world.
The more systematic approach will be thru the manokalpa program
Please understand that this process must be done before any scheduled therapy by medical professionals, as this process will not work if any other heavy medicine based therapies have already started. We advise you to follow your doctors advice at all times as we want you to be safe and healthy. We do not claim our therapy to be a cure, we only see it as an optional process that you can try before treatment or while waiting for treatment procedures from medical professionals.
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