Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Depression: An Overview

Address:   Mrs. Indu Sharma1*, Mandeep Kaur1, Dr. Bharat Parashar2, Ms Amrita Kainth3
1Assistant Professor, The Department of Pharmacy, Satyam Polytechnic College, Amritsar.
2H.O.D. & Associate Professor, The Department of Pharmacy, Manav Bharti University, Solan.
3Assistant Professor, The Department of Pharmacy, Manav Bharti University, Solan.
*Corresponding Author

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. There are many factors that play role in depression are like alcohol or drug abuse, Divorce, sleeping problem, job loss, death or illness of someone close to you, social isolation etc. Depression can change or distort the way you see yourself, your life, and those around you. People who have depression usually see everything with a more negative attitude, unable to imagine that any problem or situation can be solved in a positive way. Conventional antidepressant drugs are usually associated with many side effects. Sometimes herbal remedies play important role in treatment of depression. However, Ayurvedic knowledge needs to be coupled with modern medicine and more scientific research needs to be done to verify the effectiveness, and elucidate the safety profile of such herbal remedies for their antidepressant potential, now a day’s herbal remedies are more in use due to fewer side effects. The present review article give idea about different forms of depression and the treatment of depression with the use of some herbal remedies and it also include some alternatives of antidepressant. Generally antidepressants are drugs that are used to treat depression.
Depression, conventional, Antidepressant, Scientific research, Clinical depression.
Indu Sharma, Mandeep Kaur, Bharat Parashar, Amrita Kainth. Depression: An Overview. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 4(1): Jan.-Mar. 2014; Page 28-31.
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