Every Year thousands of you ask me the very simple question - "Its just Depression... Why does one have to consult a psychiatrist"
While I try and give them a true scientific picture of the same, I very well know that the great majority never leave the belief that talking it out with family/friends, drinking, smoking, changing astrologers or just living with it are the only ways to manage it..
I was recently reading a neurological medical journal when I found this great comparative study, done in USA, using the most advance technology and by the best neuro-scientists in the world...
These are PET Scans or Positron Emission Tomography scans of the brain.. These scans are much more powerful than MRI scans and have the capacity to show the energy levels and blood circulations at the cellular level.
The bright areas indicate the areas of high activity and greater blood circulation.
As you can very well see a depressed brain is working at less than 25% of a normal brain.
As you are aware the human body is one of the most adaptive units ever created in the universe.. A low functioning brain or depressed brain immediately triggers the adaptability processes.
This requires the body to direct a lot of its vitamins and resources towards the brain.
This eventually leads to:
1. concentration problems
2. memory problems
3. gastric problems like constipation
4. skin issues - loss of glow on the face, hair fall
5. sexual disorder - premature ejaculation
6. weight issues - increased appetite
7. increased addiction
more than 6months of such a phase... eventually triggers the body to start changing the shape of the brain.. and leading to long term changes..
The solution of this problem is not sedative or addictive medications...
but it requires a well planned approach that only a well trained counselor or psychiatrist can give
"Stop being regressive and taboo-filled... Psychiatry is not a science of the MAD people.. and good Psychiatrists are not doctors for the man... Psychiatry is a science to help you be medically fit... for the most essential organ of your body (the brain).. and the organ which expresses hurt not by bleeding but by emotional-physiological-behavioral changes"
Wellness Clinic address - Mind Mantra wellness clinic, next to seawoods station (east), navi mumbai