#Depression, stress and fear

Friends today I am discusing about depression, stress and fear . Five to ten per visit­ing their GP will be suffering from “clinical” or “major” depression. This means that as a GP, two to three of the patients I see in a normal working day will be experiencing debilitating and disabling symptoms of feeling down, depressed or hopeless and will have little interest or pleasure in doing things. Too many people still think that depres­sion is “all in the mind” and there is a great deal of guilt felt by sufferers that they cannot just snap out of it. Having a “nervous breakdown” still carries a stigma, especially if symptoms are severe enough to need a hospital admission or referral to a psychiatrist. I spend a great deal of my professional life reassuring people that they are not going mad and their symptoms do have a rational explanation. It is whilst waiting to see a therapist that I find homeopathy has a place for my patients. It can also be used as a sole treat­ment if patients do not feel that they want to see, or need to see a counsellor or ther­apist but nevertheless want some help to recover from their illness. I would emphasise that I am not suggesting that homeopathy should be used as the only treatment in serious depressive illness where there are feelings of wanting to die or a risk of suicide, or in mental health problems such as bipolar disorder (manic depression), schizophrenia or severe post­natal depression. These are complex and potentially life threatening illnesses and need advice from a psychiatrist along­side the GP and other healthcare pro­fessionals. Homeopathy may have a part to play as an additional or complemen­tary treatment but NOT as a stand alone therapy in these situations. Arsenicum album Ignatia Natrum mur Sepia

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