Alternative treatments for depression and anxiety?
Topic: Alternative treatments for depression and anxiety?
January 26, 2020 / By Calvin Question:
My husband was diagnosed with depression 6 years ago. He has been on several types of medication, they all work for a while and then they just STOP. I have studied alternative medication for 2 years. My husband really doesn't want to be on the pills anymore, so I have been giving him the Sam-E supplements along with St Johns Wort and a Stress tab with energy. I am wondering what else I could be doing. I was giving him a Kava/valerian supplement for his anxiety but recently he started to state that he was exhausted, so I started giving him the stress tabs instead. They are like an energy vitamin with iron. Does anyone know anything that can help me, I am doing the best I know how. Do homeopathic clinics take insurance?
Although I appreciate the Godly sermon, I know that depression is a combination of a chemical imbalance in the brain and specific deficiencies. My husband was born an oddly "sad" child. His parents went to church, his mother was fully devoted to him. Lack of God and family has nothing to do with the reason my husband has been depressed his entire life. They thought it was just who he was and let it go, but when he was 26 he went to a doctor and was told he was depressed. He is very different without his medication, I'm not sure the alternatives will work for him, but we are trying.
Best Answers: Alternative treatments for depression and anxiety?
Alfrid | 4 days ago
Unfortunately, a lot of drugs stop working because your body actually recovers from what the drugs take away.... and yes, drugs commonly shut down something in your body to prevent certain symptoms.
It's very admirable that you've been researching natural alternatives... so few people do. You're on the right track with Sam-E and St. John's Wart... those are two of the most popular mood supplements. In addition to that, you can try things like 5-HTP/Tryptophan (which is for sleep and mood), and Rhodiola Rosea... you can also try Fish Oil, B-12, or dark chocolate (they don't typically help as much as some herbs, but some people get a lot of help from them).
Some items that help with sleep and/or relaxation (like Valerian, Chamomile, Hops, or Melatonin) may help with anxiety as well.... but he might only be able to take those at night.
Energy supplements don't help the mood as much as just giving someone more of a desire to get out and do things, so some people get no help for their depression from those, while some people get a lot of benefit.
As far as Homeopathic clinics.... it depends on if they have MDs or Chiropractors there as well. Some can take insurance for all services (if they "re-label" the services in some cases), some can take it for certain services, and some can't take it at all. Most insurances won't accept Homeopathic as "legitamit medical treatments" (which I think is stupid... but that's my opinion), so check with the clinic to see if they can or not.
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Originally Answered: Are their any alternative treatments for an anxiety disorder ? ( Natural or anything different )?
Anxiety, stress, worry and depression can cause over 100 symptoms or health problems as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A...
Prescription medication for anxiety, stress, depression and worry can give you bad side effects so natural remedies are often much better.
Natural remedies for anxiety, stress, worry and depression include Yoga, Melatonin, St John's Wort, 5-HTP, Valerian Root, other herbs, vitamins and other remedies as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n...
First off, your husband is lucky to have you. Omega 3 works well for some people...there is a product called OmegaBerry that is very beneficial. I know you can get it on purity products online, I'm not sure where else. Also, eating healthy and regular exercise can be a huge help for depression and anxiety.
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Amino acids work very well with these conditions. I would suggest two products; Mood Factors by Country Life-for depression. It contains Tyrosine, Glutamine, and Taurine. And Theanine Serene by Sorce Naturals, for anxiety. It contains Theanine, GABA, and Taurine. Both are available from iherb.com.
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Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety / Stress / Depression(Bereavment) :-
ANXIETY & STRESS :-
Sudden with restlessness and fear of death Aconite 30X or 200X,1/2 hourly (3 Doses)
Prolonged with periodic and panic attacks Arsenic Alb.200X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)
With fainting spells; profuse sweating; worse in the morning Sulphur 30X or 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Makes patient walk fast; due to anticipation Argentum Nit 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Worse lying in bed and closing the eyes Carbo Veg 30X or 200X, 4 hourly (6 Doses)
Anxiety aggravated by upward or downward motion; going in an elevator; worse till 11 P.M, Borax 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Anxious about business even when seriously ill Bryonia Alba 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Full of apprehensions in the evening Causticum 200X, 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Anxiety and fears in the evening with restlessness and palpitation Calcarea Carb.200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Anxiety worse while lying still. Sad music ameliorates the complaints Manganum Acet 200X 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Anxiety due to fright, fear,exciting news; stage fright; worse while appearing for examination or interview etc Gelsemium 30X or 200X 3 hourly (6 Doses)
Mood Swings, Anxiety due to grief or shock in the subconscious mind Ignatia 200X or 1M, 3 hourly (3 Doses)
Anxiety; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X, 4 hourly.
DEPRESSION & GRIEF(Bereavement) :-
Severe shock due to sudden death of loved ones; restlessness, anxiety and fear Aconite 200X. 10 min (3 Doses)
Prolonged mournings; cannot overcome the loss of loved ones Ignatia 1M or 10M, 6 hourly (3 Doses)
When the grief is in the conscious mind; patient weeps; does not like sympathy Natrum Mur.200X or 1M, 6 hourly (3 Doses)
For chronic grief and indignation Staphysagria 200X or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)
Depression with suicidal thoughts feeling of worthlessness, Aurum Met 30X, three times a day half hour before meals.
Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)
Take Care and God Bless You !
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Originally Answered: Is St. John's Wort effective for depression as well as anxiety, or just for depression?
I personally didn't find it helped my anxiety at all.I do have a few suggestions. First of all, cut all caffeine. Valerian root in small doses is good. I take it to sleep, it makes me too drowsy to take daily during the daytime. I have taken it in a pinch though, when super stressed, and it leaves me feeling calm. Passion flower is also good, I have taken it daily for several months at different points in my life. I haven't taken it for 6 months or more, personally I think in 6 months time you should be working hard to solve the underlying issues that cause your anxiety. For me, neither had any real drawbacks. They didn't take 2 weeks to build in my system, and didn't cause any unpleasant side effects that rx meds can. Good luck.