Sadness, depression, loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities are symptoms that we all know. But if they stop and dramatically affect our lives, it can be depression.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Control (CDC), 7.6% of people over 12 suffer from depression for a period of two weeks. This is significant and shows the magnitude of the problem.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most prevalent disease in the world and the main cause of disability. They estimate that 350 million people in the world are affected by depression.
Depression seems to be more common in women than in men.
Symptoms include a lack of enjoyment and less interest in things that have previously brought happiness to a person.
Life events, such as pain, produce mood swings that, in general, can be distinguished from the characteristics of depression.
The causes of depression are not fully understood, but it is probably a complex combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychosocial factors.
Signs and symptoms
The symptoms of depression can be:
- Depressive Mood
- Decreased interest or pleasure in previous activities, loss of sexual desire.
- Inadvertent weight loss (without diet) or loss of appetite
- Insomnia (sleep disorder) or hypersomnia (excessive sleep)
- Psychomotor excitement, for example, excitement, stimulation.
- Delayed psychomotor skills, such as slow movement and speech
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt.
- Impaired ability to think, concentrate or make decisions.
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide or attempted suicide
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The causes of depression are not fully understood and may not be traceable to a single source. Depression is likely due to a complex combination of factors that include:
- Biological changes in neurotransmitter levels.
- psychological and social (psychosocial)
Some people have a higher risk of depression than others; The risk factors are:
Life events: include distress, divorce, work problems, relationships with friends and family, financial problems, medical problems or acute stress.
Personality: people with less effective coping strategies or previous traumas are more sensitive.
Genetic factors: A first-degree relative with depression increases the risk.
Some prescription medications include corticosteroids, some beta blockers, interferon, and other prescription medications.
Substance abuse: the abuse of alcohol, amphetamines and other drugs is associated with depression.
A head injury was injured.
You have had an episode of severe depression: this increases the risk of a later episode.
Chronic pain syndromes: these and other conditions, such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease, increase the risk of depression.
Mudra is a non-medical and natural way of treatment. Mudras are the very useful remedy for these ailments like stress, depression and laziness.
Mudra For Depression:
Mudra works according to the principles of Ayurveda. It is very easy and efficient to manipulate Doshas. Just thirty to forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get good results. To know more about these mudras click on the links.
Sit in Padma-asana or any comfortable position, the spine should be erect and straight.Breath deeply concentrates on breathing cycle and perform Gyan mudra or Surya mudra.
These mudras are very effective you will get relief in ten to fifteen minutes.
How to perform:
This mudra is formed by first placing the tip of the ring finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing the gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger.
Before practicing Mudras it is very important to find your Ayurvedic Body type To find your Ayurvedic body type follow this link