Health Conditions : Depression
The term “depression” covers the whole range of symptoms from “feeling blue” to terrifying anxiety and suicidal despair, as well as physical symptoms ranging from flu-like aches and pains to a sense of profound tiredness.
Depression tends to leave people feeling very cut off from the rest of humanity. Depression is a recognized illness which can be effectively treated in a whole range of ways.
In some instances, a client can identify a particular trigger or stressful event which has caused a deep sense of loss such as bereavement, divorce, physical illness or the loss of a job.
Chemistry also has a part to play in depression: when you feel very low, chances are that your brain is lacking in vital nerve messengers called neurotransmitters, although whether this is cause or effect is not clear.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause depression, especially after periods of stress, when the requirement for B vitamins increases.
Deficiencies in particular are, B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B12, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese and Potassium.
Healthy gut function has been linked to depression and a stool test may be beneficial.
Supplements should only be taken with prescribed medication on advice of a medical professional.