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ANXIETY AND DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS: CURSE TO METROPOLITAN CITIES AND ROLE OF AYURVEDA

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Author(s): Kajaria Divya | Chandola H. M.

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 4;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Medhya Rasyana | Sattvavajaya | psychiatric disorders.

ABSTRACT
Survey says that world is not threatened by spreading communicable diseases but by raising incidences of non-communicable diseases that spoil mind and thereby causing ailment in body. Stress and stress related disorders like mood disorders and personality disorders including anxiety and depression become the major problem of metropolitan cities. Every third individual living in big cities is suffering from stress and related disorder, amazing but it is true that in 21st century when we are talking about genomics and chemical weapons world is destroying by fake thoughts. With the astonishing development in contemporary medicine pathogens are conquered but mind is still beyond the reach of science. Human mind has terrific power that can even endure the whole universe become ill merely by poor thoughts. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science is the world oldest treatise that gives emphasis on management of thoughts for successful management of psychiatric diseases. Ayurveda gives three fold treatment approaches for every disease including both pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological measures. This paper gives the details of management of anxiety and depressive illness through Ayurvedic treatment methodology.
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