The Proven Effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicine For Depression
In a previous post, I discussed several of the best of acute homeopathic medicine for depression. To view them, click here.
I also mentioned how the homeopathic treatment of depression gently addresses the underlying, core issues behind the person’s depression. This is unlike antidepressants, like Prozac, which will not only just suppress one’s depression for a limited period of time, but it may cause undesired side effects.
This makes one’s depression even more unbearable.
If you don’t believe me, then see this article by nutrition and health research expert Jon Yaneff who writes about the clinically proven dangers and side effects of antidepressants.
He writes how the FDA is hiding these facts and preventing the truth about them from coming out.
That being said, there is much research supporting homeopathy’s efficacy against depression.
The studies below are blinded, controlled with placebos, and in some cases are even shown to work better than drugs.
One of the studies posted below are the same as one of the studies examining homeopathic remedies for anxiety. It’s posted here again with an asterisk [*] since it also tested out Homeopathy’s efficacy for depression.
Here are some of the studies officially published as of this date:
Researchers: Davidson, Morrison, Shore, Davidson, Bedayn (all M.D.’s.)
Publication: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center.
Participants: A tiny sample of 12 adults suffering from serious depression, social phobia, or panic disorder were given individualized homeopathic treatment either upon request or as per a doctor’s recommendation after receiving partial or zero treatment from conventional medications.
Participants received treatment for between 7-80 weeks. The assessment of their respective treatments were monitored by several measuring scales.
Results: Roughly 60% of the participants reported that were successfully treated of their respective symptom[s].
Source: Davidson, J. R., Morrison, R. M., Shore, J., Davidson, R. T., & Bedayn, G. (1997). Homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 3(1), 46-49.
Researchers: U. C. Adler, N. M. P. Paiva, A. T. Cesar, M. S. Adler, A. Molina, A. E. Padula, and H. M. Calil.
Publication: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Participants: 91 depressed patients with mild to severe depression were either given an individualized homeopathic remedy or Prozac to treat their depression.
The experiment was “prospective, randomized, double-blind double-dummy” and it lasted for 8 weeks. The Montgomery & Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) was used to measure the levels of depression for each person.
Results: Based off the MADRS scores, both the homeopathic remedies and the Prozac scored similarly at the 4-week (P = .654) and 8-week mark (P = .965).
The only major difference was that the Prozac patients reported substantially more “troublesome” side effects and a higher percentage of Prozac patients stopped their Prozac intake, compared to the patients taking Homeopathic remedies.
Source: U. C. Adler, N. M. P. Paiva, A. T. Cesar, et al., “Homeopathic Individualized Q-Potencies versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-Blind, Randomized Non-Inferiority Trial,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 520182, 7 pages, 2011. doi:10.1093/ecam/nep114
Researchers: de Menezes Fonseca GRM, de Almeida Bolognani F, Durão FF, Souza KM, Accioly MCC, Bagarollo FM.
Publication: Int J High Dilution Res.
Participants: In this pilot study, 30 autistic Brazilian children were given individualized homeopathic remedies alongside organotherapy to treat psychological disorders, including depression. Several clinical statistics were used to measure their levels of depression both before and 4-10 months after treatment.
Results: All of the children experienced solid improvements in the healing of their depression.
Homeopathic Medicines for Depression – Definitely Consider!
Your depression may have improved just by reading this brief review of the research :). Homeopathy is clearly successful in dealing with depressed people safely, inexpensively, and effectively.
Considering that homeopathic remedies can be bought over the counter and they do not interfere with other medications, I don’t see a reason not to give it a try for yourself. You can either see a homeopath for chronic help or use our list of remedies for acute assistance.