Homeopathy for Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers

After our very successful and widely appreciated talks for the doctors of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, (#PAMF, @SutterHealth) in Los Altos and Fremont last year, we were invited to speak at a lecture for the community and patients of PAMF on the Homeopathic Treatment for Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers at PAMF Fremont on February 8, 2017.

A team of four homeopaths from the Bay Area, Selora Albin, Daxa Vaishnav, Vijay Vaishnav and Rina Walia spoke to an enthusiastic and very responsive audience.

Selora introducing homeopathy to the audience

Selora began the session with an introduction to homeopathy and it’s principles. She informed the audience that it is holistic and individualized and treats the patient as a whole instead of isolated symptoms or diagnoses. She also talked about how the remedies are manufactured in FDA certified laboratories and that the remedies are completely safe for everyone including pregnant women, nursing moms, elderly and children, etc., and there are no dangerous side-effects

Discussing the causes of emotional disorders in children

Daxa and Vijay then described the reasons for emotional disorders in teenagers and how homeopathy can help. It was important to understand that teenagers at this age start to think and feel differently. As they become more independent, they want to try out new things, but often realize that they do not have any experience to sort out their problems when things get out of control. This may produce a variety of emotions- feeling very mature at one time, very young and vulnerable the next.

Daxa Vaishnav describing one of the homeopathic remedies

The process of homeopathic management was described with examples of some homeopathic remedies and some cases from their practice. They also underscored the fact that homeopathy can be taken along with conventional medicines and that an integrated approach could be a great option for the patient. The homeopath and psychiatrist can work together. The psychiatrist diagnoses, evaluates and refers the cases to us for homeopathy. We do not interfere with the psychiatrist’s treatment, but add homeopathic remedies. There is no adverse reaction if the person takes homeopathy along with conventional treatment.

Rina discussing the importance of follow-ups in homeopathy

Rina talked about one of her cases who had been a victim of sexual assault and how homeopathy helped her cope with her feelings of guilt, fear, shame anxiety and depression. She then talked about what to expect when you visit the homeopath for a follow-up. The patient and homeopath continually discuss the patient’s experience of illness in order to facilitate the long-term healing that is ultimately desired and which classical homeopathy is capable of facilitating. Following successful treatment, they will feel able to do many of the things they were not able to before, will get  on with their life and know what is important to them, no longer stuck in unhealthy life patterns, relationships with others improve and they can make healthy life choices.

The Q & A session that followed showed the tremendous interest of the community in homeopathy and we were also asked about the scope of homeopathy in conditions apart from anxiety and depression.

(Pictures: courtesy Selora Albin and Rina Walia)

For homeopathic consultation for your symptoms you may visit Homeopathic Healing or send an e-mail to office@drvaishnav.com to meet the Homeopathic Specialists.

Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by a good and qualified homeopathic practitioner is necessary to treat the complaints that appear due to any disease. The homeopathic remedies mentioned in this post are for informational purposes only. The information contained on this site is general in nature and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other health care professional. None of the statements on this site are an endorsement of any particular product, or a recommendation as to how to treat any particular disease or health-related condition. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease.

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