Ayurvedic treatment for What is Depression in Chronic illness

What is Depression in Chronic illness

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What is Depression in Chronic illness Ayurvedic treatment


Long term illnesses are termed as ‘Chronic’. Often due to the long term nature of these conditions, there is an increased number of depressive symptoms and disorders in the sufferers. In many cases, the symptoms of depression may actually be due to the specific biologic effects of the disease and its effect on the body. This is generally true in case of central nervous system disorders— like Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disease, or multiple sclerosis — as well as some endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism.1

Depression is termed as ‘Vishaada’ in Ayurvedic texts. Vishaada refers to mental lethargy or inactivity because of a fear of failure. This lethargy is seen across generally presentations of the person and causes a feeling of sorrow. Another term used in Ayurvedic texts for this is Glani (mental despair).2

As per Ayurveda, inappropriate dietary habits such as Adhvashana (Improper foods) and Vishamashana (Opposing foods) may cause Vishada (Mental lethargy) resulting out of Pragya-paradha (mistakes of the intellect/mind).2 The concept of psychosomatic disorders or Diseases that affect both the body and mind is well documented in the ancient science of Ayurveda.3

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