Medicines for Depression and Anxiety (Herbal, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic) Common Medication

Medicines for Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety is a psychological disorder of human mind caused due to emotional pain or over-thinking. Medicines may take 4 to 8 weeks to recover a person from the state of depression and anxiety. There are various types of medicines like antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers. These medicines for Depression and Anxiety should be taken only on Prescription of a Doctor. Never try to use them without consulting a doctor, as it may create some adverse effect.

Natural Treatments for Depression and Anxiety

There are various natural treatments for Depression and Anxiety. Its better to use them first as after using them you might not need to use any type of Medicines. Natural Treatment includes some therapies. Some of these therapies are:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Aromatherapy : Its based on certain perfumes which makes you feel good.
  • Sleep : A good sleep cam make you feel relaxed and take you out of depression.
  • Exercise and Stretching :  Exercising in routine secretes feel good chemicals in your body and thus make you relaxed.
  • Proper Diet

Allopathic Medicines for Depression and Anxiety

  • SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors):  Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Zoloft, Paxil,  and Viibryd. 
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): Nardil,  Emsam and Parnate.
  • SNRI (Selective serotonin & norepinephrine inhibitors): Effexor, Pristiq, and Cymbalta.
  • Older tricyclic antidepressants, such as Elavil, Pamelor, Sinequan, and Imipramine. 
  • Tetracyclic Antidepressants that are noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSAs), such as Remeron.
  • Dopaminergic drugs such as Wellbutrin.
Don't take these allopathic medicines without any medical prescription, as they have various side-effects and their improper dosage can make your condition worst.

Herbal Medicines for Depression and Anxiety

  • Catnip : Its a part of Mint Family and used to treat anxiety. Its also useful in certain types of headache and removes muscle tension due to anxiety.
  • Fennel:  It treats some symptoms of anxiety such as indigestion and coughing.
  • Chamomile: Its a natural sedative that is used to treat mild anxiety.
  • Hops: Its used to treat insomnia, stress, headache, lowers uric acid level and skin disorders. It can also give relief from fever.
  • Kava Kava: Its effective on anxious thoughts. Consult your doctor before using it if you have a liver problem or if you drink alcohol. 
  • Passionflower: It works like Kava and work on mood swings and hot flashes of anxiety.
  • Motherwort: Usually its used to treat menstural discomfort, but it also treats tension due to pregnancy. Its avoided in first two trimesters. It lowers BP and fight heart palpitations.
  • Skullcap: Its a sedative but also works on muscle tension. Its used in treating Restless Leg Syndrome, restlessness and increased heartbeat.
  • Valerian Root: Its a sedative and sleeping aid which removes tension. Its not recommended for pregnant women and children.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Depression and Anxiety

There are some herbs that be used to treat anxiety, such as sarpagandha, khus, jatamansi, bramhi, kevada, vacha, tagar, amla, and rose. Tonics like Ashvagandha and Bala are used to make nervous system strong. Ayurved is basically an Indian Medicinal System, so the names of herbs provided are in Hindi. Consult an ayurvedic doctor before taking any of these herbs.

Homeopathic Medicines for Depression and Anxiety

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