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
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"
- Suicide attempt method affects prognosis, study finds
Suicide high among those who attempted suicide by hanging, drowning, jumping from height or using firearm. This study covered almost 50,000 people hospitalised following a suicide attempt in the period 1973-82.
- Why Women Are Less Likely Than Men To Commit Suicide
Women suffer from depression at a much higher rate than men you might think they would be at higher risk for suicide. But women actually commit suicide about one-fourth as often as men.
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.
- 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.
Anxiety, Heart Disease, Depression and Suicide
Were you aware of the connection between these physical, mental and emotional symptoms and signals?
Dream | Imagine A More Beautiful Future
Mother ~ Daddy ~Grief ~ Loss ~ Tears ~ Cries ~ Screams ~Pain
- 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.
We All Shine
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About The Author
Debby Bruck, CHOM is the founder and administrator of Homeopathy World Community. She is presently doing a radio show reading the founding work "The Organon" by Samuel Hahnemann on BlogTalkRadio. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.
Depression and The Heart
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