Homeopathy Medicine | Healing Depression Anxiety Suicide with Homeopathic Remedies

A Kind of Twilight Zone

Alfred Hitchcock couldn't have scripted a darker more moody and mysterious film [Suicidal Depression & Suicide Prevention Mental Health Video. Point of Return (1965). ]. Perhaps the black and white nature of the film flattens the emotions to help us understand how life converts into a black and white, all or nothing, hopeless, lifeless place for the person living through depression. No way out leads suicide.

The story of this man's life is based upon his inability to function at home, work and society. Shamed by those he loves, he feels worthless. The 23 minutes of this engaging film talks directly to us and is not afraid to speak the truth about death.

The review panel commentary delves into understanding the dramatization of suicidal fantasies and the acts leading up to a suicidal attempt. The panel gives facts and figures from 45 years ago. The number of suicides have only escalated since then. Still an under reported and inadequately cared for condition, the media and social networks, like Hubpages, is bringing it up for review.

Small communal prevention programs are springing up. Larger numbers of teens and veterans are attempting suicide. Many more families are crying out for help. Family counseling will be a major component in the healing process.

When watching such a scenario, we should not place blame or judgment. In each individual case, look at what has created the situation. The "ambivalence" that we see to take life and to live is what weighs in the balance. The person needs help and we must find ways to reach out to those in need.

One of the hardest parts of the uplifting of depressed persons is living with them, because it can also be contagious. What I mean is that the mood of one person, especially a loved one, easily affects the mood of another person, actually the entire family. That explains why family counseling, as well as solo counseling, is necessary.

Suicide and The Economy

Study Ties Suicide Rate in Work Force to Economy

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/health/research/15suicide.html

Recent study ties increase in suicide rate to the economy which you can see demonstrated in this man's case shown here. When a person cannot provide financially and emotionally for either the family or self they end with poor self esteem. The feeling of having "no value" because they cannot work to make an income shows no "exchange" of resources. We shall see this on the rise.

A recent NPR story about a man who went from making $100,000 per year to just $10 per hour at a menial job highlights the value of working. His emotional stability and mood improved just because he was able to get out of the house and provide a small amount to caring for his family. This means that no matter what people must find some form of 'giving' and 'contributing' to the family benefit.

Help by The Beatles

Anxiety cause for cardiac concern

Is there a connection between a broken heart, anxiety, insomnia, anger, depression and suicide? It appears to be all bottled up together. Many studies correlate anger with heart disease, The latest studies show that cardiac patients have a tendency toward depression.

The heart is the seat of our emotions. When we are joyous, feel loved and cared for our heart pumps oxygen to enliven the cells. We have energy to breath deeply and move with strength. When we feel belittled, useless and full of guilt it affects the heart and in my imagination clogs it up so that it cannot freely pump oxygen through the entire circulatory system with ease. So, we feel this dis-ease and difficulty getting up the morning, feeling apathetic, inability to sleep, irritability, regret, and finally hopelessness about our condition.

In this study the anxiety and cardiac screening as a precursor to further depression and a person making drastic acts to solve all problems alerts the care-taker about what may ensue.

These psychological screenings could reduce deaths and hospital re-admissions. Severe anxiety was comparable in risk to a previous heart attack , found the study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [Resources]

  • AOL News Report | Study: Anxiety Ups Fatality Risk for Heart Patients
  • WEBMD Has an excellent slide show "Depression Overview Slideshow"

Homeopathy As An Option

Did you know that a recent study has shown that homeopathy is effective in treating depression?

Reference | Homeopathic Individualized Q-potencies versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-blind, Randomized Non-inferiority Trial

Reference PubMed | Homeopathic Individualized Q-potencies versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-blind, Randomized Non-inferiority Trial.

Homeopathy is a Complementary and Integrative medicine Used for Depression

The aim of the study was to investigate the functional use of an individualized homeopathic medicine [Quinquagintamillesmial (Q-potencies)] in acute depression.  Fluoxetine was the control in the study.

  • Ninety-one outpatients with moderate to severe depression were assigned to receive an individualized homeopathic medicine or fluoxetine 20 mg day (-1) (up to 40 mg day(-1)) in a prospective, randomized, double-blind double-dummy 8-week, single-center trial.
  • Primary efficacy measure was the analysis of the mean change in the Montgomery & Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) depression scores, using a non-inferiority test with margin of 1.45. Secondary efficacy outcomes were response and remission rates. Tolerability was assessed with the side effect rating scale of the Scandinavian Society of Psychopharmacology. Mean MADRS scores differences were not significant at the 4th (P = 0.654) and 8th weeks (P = 0.965) of treatment. Non-inferiority of homeopathy was indicated because the upper limit of the confidence interval (CI) for mean difference in MADRS change was less than the non-inferiority margin: mean differences (homeopathy-fluoxetine) were -3.04 (95% CI -6.95, 0.86) and -2.4 (95% CI -6.05, 0.77) at 4th and 8th week, respectively.

There were no significant differences between the percentages of response or remission rates in both groups.

Tolerability Outcome:  

  • There were no significant differences between the side effects rates. 
  • A higher percentage of patients treated with fluoxetine reported troublesome side effects.
  • There was a trend toward greater treatment interruption for adverse effects in the fluoxetine group. 
  • This study illustrates the feasibility of randomized controlled double-blind trials of homeopathy in depression and indicates the non-inferiority of individualized homeopathic Q-potencies as compared to fluoxetine in acute treatment of outpatients with moderate to severe depression.

Almost all patients enrolled in the study were female: 89/91(98%). One male patient was randomly assigned to each group.There was no significant difference in the marital status (married,single, widow, divorced) between the two groups (P = 0.86).Other baseline characteristics were also similar in the fluoxetineand homeopathy groups.

List of 20 homeopathic remedies used to treat the 48 randomized patients

  • Alumina, Anacardium orientale, Arsenicum album, Aurum foliatum, Baryta carbonica, Calcarea carbonica, Carboanimalis, Causticum, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris calcareum, Kalicarbonicum, Lycopodium clavatum, Natrum carbonicum, Natrum muriaticum, Mezereum, Phosphorus, Sepia succus, Silicea terra, Sulphur and Zincum
  • These medicines were selected according to Hahnemann's principles of 'similars - Likes cures Likes' matching the characteristic symptoms (the stronger, well-marked and peculiar symptoms) of each case to very similar symptoms described by healthy volunteers in homeopathic drug trials. 
  • It is always best to seek out professional care because there are hundreds of homeopathic remedies and you will want the best ones suited to your emotional, mental and physical state.

List of Concomitant Psychoactive Medications

  • in the fluoxetinegroup three patients were taking clonazepam (1–2.5 mg) and two were on diazepam (5–10 mg). 
  • In the homeopathy group, one patient was using clonazepam and another one wason diazepam at the beginning of the study (same dosage range).
  • No patient referred to this study was on psychotherapy.
It is highly recommended to have a therapist monitor a person who is severely depressed

Anxiety, Heart Disease, Depression and Suicide

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RESOURCES

  • The Book "Ultra high dilution: physiology and physics" by P. Christian Endler contains a summary, "Small Water Clusters in the Preparation Process of Homeopathy" by G. S. Anagnostatos that helps us understand the meaning of Clathrates.
  • MentalHealth.net has an introductory article entitled "The Nature of Suicide" by Natalie Staats Reiss, Ph.D., and Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. with numerous comments from readers. These two professionals in mental health stress that the person contemplating suicide needs immediate care and support through the crisis period. This action is imperative - stop everything you are doing and seek assistance.
  • Finding Patterns in Behavior is an article I wrote about how our world can appear quite confusing. Sometimes the information we gather does not fit into our impression of reality.

We All Shine On Like The Moon, Sun and Stars

Depression is At An All Time Epidemic Proportions

Depression was the most prevalent (19.2%) of the chronic diseases assessed by the Brazilian World Health Survey in 2003, including asthma, arthritis, angina and diabetes.

Because of efficacy imperfections, adverse effects, treatment non-compliance and delayed onset of their therapeutic response using anti-depressants, we should take a closer look at using other healing modalities including homeopathy.

Persons dealing with depression are searching for alternatives and this is one of the reasons for the rise in complementary and integrative medicine.

Homeopathy is recognized as a medical specialty in Brazil.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a well written and informative hub


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello - I've kept you very busy this day reading hubs. Debby


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Thanks for all the great ratings.


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Excellent hub - Thanks for all the work you put into writing it. Videos are wonderful! Rated up.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Hi Debby, great article. Anytime I can, I'd rather take a natural remedy. I have fibromyalgia, but I no longer take Lyrica. When I have flare ups, I massage, rest and occasionally take aspirin. Same goes for my other ailments.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hi Bayoulady - Thanks for popping in. I've read up on all the Lyrica side-effects. Very scary. Glad you have found a way to manage with the fibromyalgia. So many people have the condition today. Hugs, Debby


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Dr. Nancy Malik 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Many people in developed world especially in Europe are suffering from Depression and is on the rise in developing countries.


Hip 6 years ago

Epidemic Depression Virus

Here is an angle on the cause of the depression epidemic that probably very few people will have even considered: many cases may be caused by an infectious agent.

I myself caught a virus (that also spread around my social connections), and without any doubt, precipitated mental state change in many of those who caught it. Increased susceptibly to stress occurred in many of the infectees. Fatigue, lethargy and depression were also common, as were increased memory problems. All suddenly appearing, in many people, soon after catching this infection.

For those interested in this, see here:

http://chronicsorethroat.wordpress.com

I suspect that this virus I caught is a new enterovirus. Enteroviruses are very hard to detect once they have formed a long term infection in the host.


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parduc 5 years ago from Kos island, Greece

As always, great hub. Round, well planned, informative - a complete entity like the rest of your works. Thanks, Debbie!

Liv


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dear Liv ~ Thank you again. I write from inspiration. Whatever moves me. And, that old video had a huge impact. Then, of course, whatever flows.

Hello Hip. Sorry it took so long for me to respond to your comment. I hope you are getting healing from your illness. Blessings, Debby


Lola 5 years ago

I would like to know the name of this actor, I look like a desperate for this information. Very good text, thank you.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dear Lola ~ Thanks for visiting Hubpages. I did a search to find out the actor and really hit a brick wall with little, because this is a very old film. The best I could find was a Flicker photograph with the name Wayne Nichols of a percussionist in a band. http://www.flickr.com/photos/19324918@N03/19336179...

I hope you are doing well. Blessings, Debby


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Great and wonderful article from a good writer which i always enjoy reading from.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hi Sun-Girl. Really appreciate your comment.


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GoldenBird 4 years ago

Amazing hub!

Being an artist, I have had a life with many ups and downs. I can relate to this subject, and I would say this was an enlightened writing on a sensitive subject.

Lack of money can lead to depression, Yes we all know, but I believe that there are more underlying factors than simply the absence of materials.

In Denmark, people are not 'very' rich; but they top every now and then in any 'international happiness research'. I can explain, and we can discuss- but that will take long!

Many people will find relief, in this hub.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello my GoldenBird ~ Let's start up a conversation about this subject. You will note that I have written numerous hubs all about the 'epidemic' called 'depression' that exists in the U.S. and many countries around the world. It comes from both hereditary tendency, environmental pressures, family stresses, financial losses and emotional imbalances. Blessings to you, Debby


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GoldenBird 4 years ago

It may be controversial, and it may be simply wrong- but I believe hereditary tendencies make up a good deal, if not the most, to one's happiness. Again, I may be simply incorrect.

But I also believe that people find it easier to seek happiness in a society, where they are secure, both socially and financially. Peace, and equality of income - these two factors can make people happy, in my opinion.

If we look at our present day world, I think we have a long way to go. Perhaps we need more sensible, and more sensitive governments.

(I will read those hubs you mentioned!)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello GB ~ The heredity sets the tone and propensity for depression, the family life and dynamics of treatment provide the encouragement and support, but a person can train themselves to change their mindset. Let's also not forget nutrition of the diet and the need for sunshine with Vitamin D that makes a huge difference in a person's life. Plus, losses, griefs from deaths in the family and leaving things behind, which contributes to depression. Many factors lead to this disease, but I do believe energy medicines and actions taken will make a huge difference. Blessings, Debby


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GoldenBird 4 years ago

I may be talking out of line: but I think you will understand. Once I wrote a poem called 'Dreams'. I wrote this poem after I had an intuition. I felt like everything I was watching- was a dream. I felt like I had a filter before my eyes, and it was barring me to see reality properly.

I later discovered some people called it 'Kundalini Awakening'. Mine did awake one day. When I became Conscious, I became very happy.

Just thought I should share :)

(I wanted to post a Fan Mail, something went wrong. I will try again!)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello GoldenBird ~ Thank you for fan mail. It is hard to give fanmail after you Follow. I need to check the Hubpages learning center how to do this.

Thank you for sharing your dream 'awakening' when you became conscious. It can happen at any point in life, whether you are younger or even much older. Energy medicine can address the fears, dreams, physical changes to find a matching energy to help heal.

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