Anxiety Alert: Depression

Depression is marked by feelings of low self-worth, sleeplessness, listlessness, appetite loss (or gain), irritability and sudden mood swings. Unlike what you see in popular media, people with clinical depression are not moping and weeping all day. Highly functional people with depression, can be normal professionally and socially, yet be plagued with feelings of emptiness and inadequacy when alone, which makes depression so much harder to identify.

Everyone has emotional ups and downs. If above mentioned symptoms last for more than two weeks, you must seek professional help. And increasingly people nowadays are doing so, so that it doesn’t affect their ability to work and live life.

Untreated depression disorders are leading cause of more than 788,000 suicides each year worldwide, which roughly corresponds to one death every 45 seconds. It’s among the top 20 causes of deaths across world, accounting for 1.5 percent of all deaths and the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds.

Depression and Anxiety occur to everyone, but is less likely to be treated in Women. As Women, are less likely to talk about their problems and when they do, are less likely to be taken seriously. Having their symptoms dismissed as moodiness and temper can make them feel frustrated and helpless, leading to self-harm. In India, more young women commit suicide than men, unlike the rest of the world where men are three times more likely to kill themselves.

Some people with depression find it difficult to admit that they are not on top of their emotions and even with the support of family and friends, take weeks to months to be diagnosed and treated.

Depression is an equal opportunity illness that can be chronic or recurrent and affects people across all ages and social strata.

As per my experience, drugs i.e. Medicines, pills of any kind doesn’t help much if the condition is chronic (lasts for more than four weeks), recurrent (bouts of depression occur three four times a year) or the mood interferes with your ability to function normally for more than two weeks. 

SRRI’s (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) account for one-third of depression prescriptions. It is claimed to be a safe drug but it causes side effects such as gastritis, Why? To counter balance it, again you’ll be prescribed another drug. Antidepressant drug sales in value has shot up by more than 30% over past four years. Big change over the past few years is that general practitioners and doctors from other specialties such as oncology, neurology, endocrinology, among others, are prescribing anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs to people.

I really feel pity for innocent people who get themselves trapped into this vicious circle of sales and marketing network, spread by pharmaceutical companies. Why people fail to understand, Depression is state of Mind, which becomes, ill, weak, fragile and not the body. So in the very first place Mind has to be cured, strengthened.

Moon is the significator of Mind. Even the stuffiest scientists now recognize and realize that the Moon controls the ocean’s tides as well as timing of the opening and closing of oysters. Moon has the power to move around all the great bodies of water in the oceans on Earth, and since it’s an equally recognized fact that more than eighty-five percent of the human body consists of Water, the moon controls your body, monthly menstrual cycles of women, and emotions to a great degree most people don’t suspect.

Medicine has always treated the disease the patient has. I, Relationship Counselor Astrologer Siddhartha Goell, treat the patient who has the disease-and there’s a vast and vital difference.