A Lady in her thirties feels unworthy and what is the purpose of living albeit she has an affectionate family, has professional satisfaction as well as no major financial troubles. When people appreciate her abilities it has negative effect on her. She thinks people are lying, still she is not worthy. She wanted to lie down always because she had a peculiar tiredness. There is no relish in really happy situations for her now and seems a bad taste in one’s mouth or bland feel. This is not just Post traumatic (shock) stress but sub clinical Depression. It is not rectified by talks, Positive enforcement, Auto (self) suggestions or scolding’s. She has realized how painful it is for her family members,’ to see your loved one in such condition’ but helpless to come out of it on her own.
Since we talked about Robin William, Hollywood actor’s suicide I thought it’s time to discuss about depression and its consequences. Everyone could have undergone those moments more than just sadness; due to major life conflicts but usually in most patients until it is leading to some major breakdown it is not noticed. I have taken the not much talked about perspective since depression has common features in all age groups but Children receive very less attention.
Even small children are not spared and we may be trying to mend them or accuse them of dullness and sleeping excessively. In reality they may be depressed and know not how to communicate their troubles. Weight gain is common and we may accuse children of excess eating or slowness and laziness. So, if your child is sleeping all time do not accuse or scold but try to figure out actual problem.
Suicidal Depression is altogether different and very severe. Few people show signs of suicide; few say (but they never attempt or even if they attempt adopt very mild forms; not fatal ones) usually if they survive those peak moments it will be alright ; it’s common knowledge but we fail to recognize future threats and severe pain they are still going through again that they cannot be better by sleeping pills, anti-depressants or Counselling. They need rectifying their mental disorder which is nudging them to kill themselves.Here Homoeopathy not only soothes the pain brings on good sleep but also heals the wound. In this clinic many cases of Suicidal as well as sub clinical Depression has been treated with success and future threats have been mitigated.(see my article on Psychoanalysis and Homoeopathy Psycho analysis)
Even school children have been treated especially those in high school, who undergo severe stress due to peer pressure; of getting unrealistic marks and shaping exceptional careers. These children usually come with complaints of vague Physical problems, hair fall, pimples, dullness and excess sleep. But on further inquiry actual cause comes out. They may forget at the nick of the moment, have brain fag or blank outs or fall ill with cold, fever frequently. In a case treated ;a school girl used to suffer from severe wheeze during exams and will not be able to write it. After treatment she regained her confidence as well as health and scored very well in her Pre- university exams.
Parents set very high standards not recognizing their children’s capabilities and it surely leads to stress and teenage problems. Yet telling your child to do whatever he wants without setting any limits, leads to slackness and substandard performance which is more injurious. At some point of their disastrous careers your children may ask,’ why you did not guide me properly when I was still immature ’.
To strike balance proper communication along with good rapport with child and occasional scolding and rectifying faults is essential. Again recognizing problems of our children and providing solution is all needed. This includes Homoeopathic treatment to set problems of memory, comprehension and other problems along with addressing hormonal issues of teenage is necessary. Have a great week ahead