Chinese Medicine for Depression

February 17, 2017

 

What is depression

 

There are three types of depression.

  • Major depression: Symptoms interfere with work, sleep, study and life. Episodes 

  • Persistent depressive disorder: Symptoms last for 2+ years. Examples: psychotic depression, postpartum depression, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 

  • Bipolar disorder: manic-depressive episode


Causes

 

  • Combination of Genetic, biological

  • Environment

  • Psychological factors

  • The parts of the brain involved in mood, thinking, sleep, appetite, and behavior appear different.

  • trauma, loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, or any stressful situation may trigger a depressive episode

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