Symptoms of depression vary with individuals. These
– sadness – anxiety
– irritability – fatigue
– loss of enthusiasm – memory loss
– weight loss – weight gain
– insomnia – oversleeping
– restlessness – difficulty concentrating
– loss of interest – hopelessness
– pessimism – guilt
– worthlessness – helplessness
– bad thoughts – headaches
– chronic pain – digestive disorders
Depression is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed
illnesses. Many times the root of the problem is not
addressed. Proper treatment can relieve depression
symptoms and allow those to lead more satisfying and
productive lives. The actual onset of depressive illness
is attributed to a deficiency of certain brain chemicals.
Researchers have shown that physical changes in the
body can be a accompanied by mental changes as well.
The recovery time for physical illnesses can be
prolonged without addressing proper depressive disorder
symptoms. Without the proper care of depression,
a variety of health related problems can result.
Lifestyle changes and stress management techniques
should also be incorporated.
Natural herbs can be used as part of an overall program for
improving mild to moderate depression and improving
insomnia. Many herbalists will agree that a combination
of herbs is effective for reducing or eliminating symptoms
of depression and anxiety.